Monday, April 10, 2006

Another One Bites The Dust

It looks as if Broadstairs will now have to be renamed 'The Victorian Arsonists' Playground' following a serious fire at Charles Dickens's Bleak House last night.

According to the BBC, around 40 firefighters were called to the Bling Blaze (as it's already being dubbed) at around 9pm. Part of the floor of the bedroom where the fire started has caved in, and at the height of the conflagration the firefighting team were faced with tremendous heat and zero visibility. Fortunately Mr and Mrs Bling were not at home at the time, and nobody was hurt.

The cause of the blaze is now being investigated. Police want to interview a man seen running from the scene dressed only in a Victorian bathing costume, carrying a box of matches and a Hornby train set. He was last spotted at the top of Albion Street playing a quick chorus of 'In An English Country Garden' on a portable hurdy-gurdy.


Lucy Mail said...

How many houses can you set aglow,
in an English country ga-arden?

Is nothing sacred?
If poor old Charlie was alive to witness that, he'd be spinning in his grave!

Anonymous said...

The Thanet Male Voice Choir should be adding 'Smoke On The Water' by Deep Purple to their repertoire.

Eastcliff Richard said...

How many houses can you set aglow,
In a Kentish County Ga-arden?

I know a man who will make the petrol flow
In a Kentish County Ga-arden.

Burning down an old arcade,
Calling in the fire brigade,
Libraries all in ci-inders,

You'll be pleased that you bought that insurance policy

In a Kentish County Ga-arden.

sfdretywu said...

I'm pretty sure that I couldn't've put that better myself, either!