Stray firework leaves Brierley Hill model car collector counting the cost of bonfire night (From Dudley News)
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Stray firework leaves Brierley Hill model car collector counting the cost of bonfire night
2:00pm Tuesday 5th November 2013 in Local
A BRIERLEY Hill man’s remote control car collection went up in flames when a stray firework set fire to his shed.
Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused by the blaze, which left Stuart Baggott, aged 40, of Fisher Street, “gutted”.
He said the firework had landed between the metal shed and a nearby fence, on Saturday night and when the fence caught alight, the blaze spread as the fibreglass roof melted.
Mr Baggott’s parents, Margaret and Cedric, who also live at the property, were alerted to the fire by a passer-by at around 9pm.
Firefighters entering the burning shed managed to recover six of the 11 remote control cars and discovered the firework that had started the blaze.
The fire also destroyed spare car parts, a compressor and spray paints.
Mr Baggott, who was in Blackpool with his son, Steven, when the fire started, said he couldn’t believe it when his parents called to tell him the news.
He estimated the incident caused damage worth around £10,000 and added: “It’s 12 years of hard work, saving up and spoiling myself, gone. Some are my brothers cars as well. My parents are really upset and I’m gutted.”
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