‘I have lost everything I had in the world’
Business owner tells of devastation after huge inferno ripped through industrial units causing many people to be evacuated
FIREFIGHTERS risked their lives to tackle a major blaze with exploding gas canisters.
Eyewitnesses described a sound ‘like an aircraft crashing’ as 35 firefighters battled the flames at an undustrial unit in Chalfont St Giles on Wednesday night last week.
A 200-metre exclusion zone was set up and villagers were evacuated from amid the risk of further explosions.
Robert James, the devastated owner of Agriservices Ltd, the business destroyed by the fire has spoken of his heartache, telling the Advertiser: “I’ve lost everything.”
Those evacuated spoke of it being like scenes from a TV show.
DESTROYED: The aftermath of the fire in Chalfont St Giles which wrecked Agriservices Ltd
BLAZE: Gas canisters are believed to be the cause of the fire