Bak­ery open again af­ter se­ri­ous blaze

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

A RUISLIP Manor bak­ery that caught fire just be­fore Christ­mas has re­opened this week.

The blaze at Sixty Six Bak­ery took hold on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 23 and had dam­aged a third of the ground-floor shop by the time 14 fire­fight­ers were able to ex­tin­guish it an hour later.

Since then, a dozen peo­ple, in­clud­ing staff and fam­ily mem­bers, worked tire­lessly over the fes­tive pe­riod to get the busi­ness back on it’s feet.

Si­mon Mor­ris, who has owned Sixty Six for 28 years, said: “We had a very un­happy Christ­mas with a lot of hard work clean­ing for 12 to 14 hours a day.

“We cleaned and we cleaned and we cleaned. An elec­tri­cian came in on Box­ing Day for four days to get us up and run­ning.”

Mr Mor­ris added: “We’ve had fan­tas­tic sup­port from staff and lots of lovely com­ments from cus­tomers prais­ing us for be­ing back open so quickly with min­i­mum dis­rup­tion. Usu­ally a fire like this would cause a busi­ness to close for two or three months.”

Mr Mor­ris re-opened the fam­ily- run bak­ery for busi­ness on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 29.

n DAM­AGE: The fire on De­cem­ber 23

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