Today started out great! Besides the lack of sleep that is. So this morning Rob and I started filming (of course we took my buggy) and weather was great! It was still a bit cold, but that didn’t stop us! Then at 13.00 I had to shoot an interview with this guy who’s fishing-supplies store was destroyed in a fire. We went to the building and inside it was really terrible. Everything was covered in ashes and it smelled bad. The fire started somewhere around 1.30 am, or at least that’s when the alarm-system sounded. He lives about 12km from the store and he could see the smoke rising so then he knew what was happening.
A few days after the fire the research team is about 90% sure the fire wasn’t accidental. How terrible is that? And what a strange co-incident. The store-owner participated in a show called: “The driving judge”, it’s this show where civilians ‘fight’ over stuff and a judge rules to make an end to it. The store-owner won this and the ‘other’ guy wasn’t pleased, He almost hit a witness with a chair in the tv-show. But that in combination with the suspected arson… So now there are all kinds of speculations about the fire and this guy.
Anyway, the shop-owner is negotiating about a new property for his store, nearby the current location, because renovating will take at least 6 tot 8 months.
And yesterday evening another fire broke out, so hopefully that was an accident and we don’t have some arsonist in town 🙁