I usually take my walk in the morning. The idea is that I walk for 30minutes. The route used to vary but I have decided that I can pace myself and hopefully improve by going the same way. So hence I walk to a fixed point, turn and walk home. I have the talking books in my ears (Anne of Avalon at the moment)
This morning on the return route, about half a mile from home, looking down the road it seemed to be misting or getting foggy. Put the glasses on but couldn't make much difference. So continued walking, until the top of the Crescent where I live and the fog was looking more like smoke. We definitely live in a crescent shaped crescent and we live just around the first curve. The smoke seemed to be coming from around the curve.
Walking faster it was getting thicker ..... panic panic as I neared the corner, smoke was bellowing forth from ..... near our house. Now almost running I stopped
the house next to ours was on fire. It was horrible, it looked like the front rooms of the house were full of flames, then the windows starting breaking.
The fire trucks duly arrived and these are photos I have taken.
It is a Housing Commission House, the young girl and her two sons who lived there have been the best tenants we have seen since it was sold by the first owners. We have seen drugs, guns, bulldogs, Police, heard argumements galore. So it is very sad that this has happened, I do hope she gets to come back when it is rebuilt.
In the meantime this is what we have outside. Emergency crews are definitely up to date nowadays.