This isn’t really what you want to see first thing in the morning.
When I went to bed last night, this was a rather pretty tree stump and a garden fence that didn’t have a large hole burnt in it.
We’re trying to find out what happened. And trying not to think about what would have happened if the rain hadn’t have put the fire out.
Update:More details emerging and it’s not pretty.
We had a friend staying the night. He was out in the back garden having a cigarette after we had gone to bed. It looks like he didn’t stub it out properly. I’m not sure when this was.
At about 1:30 this morning, people were walking past our house and saw a raging inferno. They woke our neighbours who assumed it was started by vandals. Our neighbour got out his fire extinguisher, but the fire was too strong so they called out the fire brigade who put the fire out.
So it wasn’t a small blaze that was put out by the rain as we previously assumed. We were very nearly the people who burnt the whole street down.
And somehow we managed to sleep through it all.