Bakery open again after serious blaze
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