Friday, 31 October 2014

This is how close the RCR HQ is to the blown-up fireworks store

Hearing River Canal Rescue's boss Stephanie Horton on the radio this evening, telling of her close shave when the Stafford fireworks building exploded, reminded me that I'd taken a photo as we went past on the Staffs and Worcs Canal in July.

RCR is right next door to the fireworks unit, which blew up yesterday. Tragically, two bodies have been recovered.

Ms Horton told of the suddenness with which her offices filled with smoke; I believe I heard her colleague saying how he broke a door down in the rush to escape.

As far as I know, the RCR staff survived unscathed. I imagine the building is a bit of a mess, though.

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