On Thursday afternoon, just as I was sitting down with my friend for a catch up and cup of tea there was a knock on the door. When I answered it there was a friend of the family who lives down the road from me who was very flustered. It was at this point that I noticed there was a lot of smoke and ash floating around.
You guessed it, he had come to inform me that there was a fire in our back field. I thanked him for coming to tell me and he assured me that the fire service had been called.
Just to be on the safe side I decided to telephone the fire service myself to make sure that it had actually been reported and to let them know that it was bordering my property.
As there wasn’t much my friend and I could do we continued with our chat etc.
Hubby went outside with the firemen and took some photos and periodically came in to update me.
At one point the fire did get quite close ot the house and I got a bit worried, but when I saw the firemen standing around with cups of tea then I knew things were under control.
It took the firemen over four hours to deal with the fire and appeared to be in control from the the moment they arrived.
I am glad to tell you that no one was hurt and the smell of the smoke has now gone from inside the house, although the burnt patches in the field next to the house is a stark reminder of how bad it may have been.