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Too Close to Home

I too have trouble keeping up with long blog posts so I’ll have to keep them short and snappy in future.

We get back home today and find this happening six doors up from our place.  Fire completely gutted the place and a neighbour said he was first on the scene and rushed into the house to see if people were trapped but got forced back by the dense smoke.  It appears the house was vacant and would be a shock to arrive home to that mess. 

Makes you think of fire safety around your own house.

A short slideshow HERE.

  1. muscat55
    April 28, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Sometimes it can be caused by something as simple as an electric blanket left on or one of those Glade plug in smell things!

    Yes, you are right. Things we refuse to have in the house.

  2. April 28, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    It looks as though it was a lovely home too. I’m glad nobody was hurt!

    About 10 years ago, the previous owner came back from a run and dropped dead in the shower.

    I popped my head out again later and the paramedics were in attendance which had me worried but then I noticed several young girls wrapped in blankets and being treated for shock.

  3. june in florida
    April 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Doesn’t look from the outside if there’s much damage. Glad no one was home.

    It looks that way but completely burnt out and will probably have to be pulled down.

  4. Mary
    April 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Definitely will be relooking at my insurance policy!

    Well you know how much to insure the place for but you need to check the contents policy to see if you have enough.

  5. April 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Crikey, imagine coming home to a burnt out house, what a tragedy.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog regarding Lynmouth. I was in Lynmouth a few days after the flood, my mum was helping with the clean up there. I was only 7 at the time. I remember houses ripped in half, cars full of sand and rocks, and even bodies in the sea in our harbour!

    It wasn’t a pleasant thing for a young lass to see such devastation and death in a lovely English village.

    Hey, you’re a true blue Baby Boomer!

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