I was driving home from work at 0700 and I thought that I noticed some flames in the distance. No, I thought, I’m seeing things, as I had been on night shift and I was very tired.
As I turned onto the main road near to where I lived, to my surprise, this is what I found:
As I always carry a camera with me, (Nikon S9300) I took these (and other) photos.
What was very bizarre about this occurrence was that it was so quiet, not even a bird chirping, and the house was well alight, as you can see. There were no fire brigades on scene. In fact, they did not arrive for at least another 5 minutes after these photos were taken. The fire was attended by three brigades but the house was totally destroyed by the fire.
I was advised (off the record) by a fire brigade contact, that arson may have been involved.
The first photo appearred in the local newspaper. See the link here.
NOT a good way to start a New Year!!