Friday, August 13, 2004

No Smoke Without Fire

I got a call from Debbie late yesterday afternoon, a work colleagues wife, who lives round the corner from us had rang to say that the buildings were on fire again. I jumped in the car and raced back home to check on the zoo and see what was going on. When I got there, the place was empty but there was a strong smell of smoke again so there must have been a fire earlier. The cat's, dog's and parrot were ok so I had a walk round the back to see if could see anything from the other side. The main gate was now secure (won't keep anyone out but at least it's up again) so I would guess that someone had lit a smaller fire somewhere on the land that didn't require the fire engine to go through the gates.

We popped down to the shop when Debbie got home for a few supplies and picked up a copy of the Barnsley Star which had the headline 'FIRE CREWS' ARSON FURY'.

We're both paranoid now about this, they could come back and do it again at any time so we're constantly watching through the kitchen window and investigating the slightest of noises coming from outside. Thankfully we had heavy rain last night, which won't stop a fire being lit but it would, I guess, deter those responsible from venturing out.

At least it's crunchie day and tonight we'll be having a few bacardi's and probably watch the Olympics opening ceremony then we've got Legally Blonde 1 and 2 lined up for afterwards, or instead of, if the ceremony turns out to be dull and boring.



Jenny said...

How scary! I am glad everything was okay.

Cheryl said...

Glad the fire situation has turned out o.k. If you like Legally Blond, you should watch 13 Going On 30. It's a really good watch too.

Starbuck said...

Very nasty. Hopefully nothing more'll come of it. Its horrible when you end up paranoid about every last outside noise...