BLAZE DE­STROYS LO­CAL BUSI­NESS

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AFULCHESTER man is facing fi­nan­cial ruin af­ter his busi­ness was de­stroyed… by the Great Fire of Lon­don!

And self-em­ployed Ron­nie Fletcher is now warn­ing oth­ers to be vig­i­lant af­ter the sec­ond hand car show­room he has run for 25 years was re­duced to ashes by the his­tor­i­cal con­fla­gra­tion yes­ter­day.

“I was just shut­ting up shop when I be­came aware of some kind of worm­hole in the space­time con­tin­uum open­ing up in the show­room,” Fletcher told re­porters.

“I could see all old-fash­ioned peo­ple and wooden build­ings through it, and every­thing was on fire. I im­me­di­ately knew I was look­ing at 1666 and the Great Fire of Lon­don,” he con­tin­ued.

“I didn’t know what to do but I wanted to help, so rushed into the toi­lets and got some wa­ter to throw through the worm­hole.”

show­room But dis­as­ter awaited brave Ron­nie when he re­turned to the show­room.

“The in­ter-epochal por­tal had closed, but some of the Great Fire had ob­vi­ously made it through into our time, be­cause the show­room was ablaze,” he said.

In the end, Ron­nie could only stand and watch as his suc­cess­ful busi­ness em­pire burned. A mem­ber of the pub­lic called the fire brigade, but by the time they ar­rived the show­room, and all the cars in it, had been de­stroyed.

“The fire chief asked me what I was do­ing in the smok­ing re­mains of my busi­ness in the early hours of the morn­ing, hold­ing an empty petrol can,” Ron­nie re­called.

tack “I ex­plained that I had been work­ing late due to how well the busi­ness was do­ing at the mo­ment, and that I’d filled the petrol can with wa­ter to put out the Great Fire of Lon­don.”

“It’s dev­as­tat­ing,” he con­tin­ued. “You might think the Great Fire of Lon­don burned it­self out on the morn­ing of 5th Septem­ber 1666, but it could strike at any minute and de­prive you of your suc­cess­ful busi­ness in oth­er­wise in­ex­pli­ca­ble cir­cum­stances.”

muncher Asked to re­spond to ru­mours that the in­sur­ance on Ron­nie’s show­room had been tre­bled the week be­fore the blaze, a spokesman for Fulchester po­lice said: “We haven’t ruled any­thing out at this time, in­clud­ing that the fire may have been started de­lib­er­ately.”

“We are ap­peal­ing to mem­bers of the pub­lic with any in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing any­one in 1666 who might have seen a worm­hole pop up with a 21st cen­tury car show­room on the other side of it, to come for­ward,” the spokesman added.

Lon­don’s burn­ing: A Viz artist’s im­pres­sion of how the worm­hole may have looked if some­one had done a paint­ing of it at the time.

Hot wheels: Fletcher watched as busi­ness went up in smoke.

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