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I don’t mean the weather,as since Thursday,we have had 3 massive fires in a radius of 5 miles from where we live.
The first was a Plastics factory,where containers exploded containing Polymers,and raged for 2hours.
On Friday,our local Fish and chip shop,(best one in the area),was gutted,as an employee was starting to prepare for lunchtime trade,and one of the units overheated,and the flames were sucked up into the extractor unit,to the flat above.Thank goodness ,he escaped,and no one was in the flat.
Today,as I went outside about 5am,because it was so warm,and hadn’t slept well,I noticed a mist all over the valley,and a strange smell.On listening to the Radio about 7am,it was yet another fire,at a Chemical plant a short way up the Valley from us.150 firemen attending,15 schools closed till late morning,and roads closed.Everyone was advised to keep all windows and doors closed,because of the fumes,travelling towards huddersfield (past my house) .
It is now 1.30pm,and the roads are now partially open,with the situation still being monitored by the polce.Apparently,it could have been a major disaster,but no one has been injured or killed in all these,which is good news.
I have so much admiration for all the emergency services,having all this to cope with ,within such a short space of time.and for keeping us all safe.
I hope the saying"Everything comes in Threes" is true in this situation..and on a lighter note,I know its said that us Gardeners have green fingers,I just hope my hair and skin doesn’t turn the same colour. ..No cracks about the incredible Hulk please,as I’m only 8 stone !!!!..will keep you informed of any changes,if applicable….Sandra.x

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Lets hope the expression "things come in threes" is correct Bloomer! I too admire the emergency services, they do a wonderful job. Hope your skin and hair are intact!

24 May, 2010

 

I suppose I will be grateful if I have some at all,whatever the colour :o)))

24 May, 2010

 

lol....:o)

24 May, 2010

 

We are very fortunate in this country to have rapid-responding emergency services, aren't we ? Our village fire service consists mainly of retained firefighters, they have to abandon their work in minutes, always do though!
If you go out in the garden, put your mask on .. lol

24 May, 2010

 

How awful Sandra, all a little to close for comfort! I have not had the radio or TV on so first Ive heard of it , hope no one was hurt! andf yes agree that the fire service does a wonderful job!

24 May, 2010

 

Oh dear Sandra ... thank goodness no-one was hurt.

24 May, 2010

 

OMG Sandra you stay safe and dont get 'high' on the fumes!!!! How frightening for you. The emergency services must be so tired. Thank god we got them!!! Chemicals, plastic be careful and stay safexx

24 May, 2010

 

So pleased no one got hurt, but like you i am so proud of the British emergency teams, they desirve all the credit anyone can give them.

24 May, 2010

 

Lol,Shirley..I Always wear a mask in the garden,as the birds are sooooo scared of me:o)
Carole..no one was hurt in any of the incidents,which is amazing.The Environment Agency have been taking air samples all day,and think the risk is minimal,but are concentrating on the immediate area.Also,they are taking samples from the river Colne,to see if the quality and the wildlife in it,have been affected,but the results won't be known till tomorrow.We have a beautiful Valley,and will be so sad if they have.Everyone is pulling together,and all the water the Firemen used,was collected and siphoned into containers,instead of going back into the river.It was actually a canister that exploded and caught fire,and they have glue substances in some,and pesticides,etc.The road ,which is the A62 is the main road between Huddersfield to Manchester,so severe disruption for everyone.It is now fully open again.
Thanks Great,I have been taking care.The last time i was high,I was on the second rung of the step stool Lol...but I remember too well the highs( and lows)
of a few gin and bitter lemons ????years ago.:o))

24 May, 2010

 

Definitely,Clarice,we don't realise the intense training,these brave men and women have to know,to deal with these things....Fantastic.I can't understand the Morons who throw stones at them,etc,when they would be the first to call on them for help,if they needed it.I would line them up and shoot them.A bit drastic,but there would be no sympathy from me.

24 May, 2010

 

I hope the fire is under controll now. What terrible news - 3 fires so close to each other. The fire brigade do a fantastic job and I'm glad to hear there were no casualties.
I can't help but areeing with your last 2 sentences above ! We don't need people like that in the world. It's bad enough without those.

24 May, 2010

 

what bad luck sandra and hope no-one was hurt, and all them chemicals everyone has to breath in now, bad news, hope thats it now for you x

25 May, 2010

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