Fire destroys 'immaculate' house

Elderly couple's Spreydon house was uninsured

Last updated 17:52 01/08/2014
Bewdley St fire
GUTTED: A fire has destroyed an elderly couple's home at 25 Bewdsley Street, Spreydon.

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A fire which destroyed a Spreydon house was a double disaster for the elderly man, 90 and his wife, 85, who have lived there for most of their lives.

The Press understands the Bewdley St house, known in the street for being immaculately kept, was not insured. 

The fire, which started at about 3pm yesterday, took hold quickly destroying all of the couple's possessions before being put out by fire fighters. 

The couple was unhurt and is staying with family. 

Sockburn senior station officer Kevin McCombe said the first of three fire engines reached the address five minutes after the 111 call. 

The fire spread so quickly because of the type of house, its pinex ceiling tiles and a nor-west wind. It was very sad for the house-proud couple, he said. 

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