image: fireman attends fire

There has been a second serious fire near us this month. Fortunately, it wasn’t nearly as bad as the first. The fire service got there in time to stop it spreading.

You can see in the photo there’s been significant damage to the ground floor and second floor roof tiles. The worst damage is behind the fireman. The fire clearly got hold, got into quite a few places, and did more than a little damage.

L tells me the property has been empty a while, after an apparently failed attempt to sell it.

Last year, there were three serious fires near us. This year, there have been nearly as many. I find this disconcerting. If there are many more, I may look into it to try and understand whether so many fires are unusual, and, if so, what’s going on, or whether I’m seeing tigers in the grass.