Londra (Roberta Chiatti) – Brian May ha confessato di aver fatto di tutto per salvare gli articoli più preziosi di casa sua mentre divampava un incendio nel parco vicino la sua dimora. La sua villa nel Surrey è stata minacciata dalle fiamme lo scorso weekend, ma fortunatamente sono intervenuti i vigili del fuoco che hanno arrestato le fiamme.
Il 10 agosto, il chitarrista dei “The Queen” ha pubblicato su Instagram un post in cui racconta che è stato costretto ad evacuare casa, dopo che l’incendio è arrivato presso la sua zona dal Chobham Common.
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FIREFIGHT in SURREY. I never imagined it could happen here in leafy, and normally damp, Surrey, England. We supported the fight against the immense fires in Australia, and watched sadly as fires ravaged California, but to see this happen in my own home county has been shocking and traumatic. These pictures show Anne Brummer and I this afternoon, surveying the forest fire which is still smouldering less than a mile from my own house and studio, and the fond relics of my entire life. Today Se were able to begin to thank the amazing firefighters who risked their lives to contain this huge and treacherous wild furnace on the heath land of Sunningdale Golf Course – which actually adjoins my property. Yesterday, I was rescuing as many precious things from my house as was practicable, under threat of the whole thing going up in flames, but praying that the horror would not happen. Today my prayers were answered – the fire is under control, but the danger is not over. While this dry heatwave lasts there is still a massive risk of a flare-up leading to disaster. Perhaps even more shocking was learning today that this wonderful force, which is alert 24 hours a day to protect us all, has become tragically undersupporyed in recent years. Just as the Government cuts sent the NHS into battle hideously crippled by lack of funding, the same lack of vision has rendered this country vulnerable to fires – with a fire fighting service criminally cut back in manpower and resources. Something has gone terribly wrong with our leaders’ decision-making process. As long as we prioritise short-term economic gains over the lives of our people and the welfare of those who protects us, we will be a nation continually in danger. It becomes more and more clear that a radical rethink is needed. THANK YOU, firefighters of Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, and the maintenance team of Sunningdale Golf – for saving all our skins. And thanks Callum and Emily, George, and the nice man from Barcelona for giving us a backstage tour today. Incredible. Photo of Bri and Anne by Callum Strachan. Swipe for stereo views showing the still smoking edges of the huge area of destruction. Bri
“Non avrei mai immaginato che potesse accadere qui nella umida terra del Surrey, in Inghilterra “, ha scritto May nel post in cui rivela quanto sia stato traumatico vivere di persona quella esperienza.
“Queste immagini mostrano [Save Me Trust’s] Anne Brummer e io questo pomeriggio, mentre osserviamo l’incendio boschivo che ancora brucia a meno di un miglio da casa mia e dal mio studio […]” – aggiunge Brian May il quale ringrazia i vigili del fuoco del Surrey, Sussex e Hampshire chiedendo per loro maggiori finanziamenti dato il duro e pericoloso lavoro che fanno quotidianamente. Poche ore fa il chitarrista dei “The Queen” ha postato un video registrato da un suo amico che mostra le fiamme vicino il campo da golf “Sunningdale Golf Club”
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SURREY BUSH FIRE. This video captured by our friend callum_strachan from the Sunningdale Golf Club shows what it was like to be close to just one small corner of the raging fire on the heathland on Saturday. All respects to the firefighters and volunteers who helped them overpower the conflagration, and save many a wild animal and an untold number of homes. Bri