Fire Guts Cutty Sark

Fire Guts Cutty Sark
Oh, no!
Fire today ravaged the Cutty Sark, turning the 19th century tea clipper and one of Britain’s most important maritime treasures into a blackened wreck.
Firefighters were called at 4.45am to the ship’s dry dock in Greenwich, south London, where police set up a 200-metre cordon.
Ian Allchin, an officer with London Fire Brigade, told BBC Breakfast: “We attended to a quite well-developed fire that was throughout the ship. Initially, we were in our defensive mode because we had reports that there were cylinders and some chemicals on board. We were able to confirm within about 45 minutes that there were no hazards on board.”

I remember seeing it when my brother and I, on our trip in London, went to Greenwich to see the Royal Observatory. We only passed by it, and I didn’t get a good picture of it, but it saddens me to hear of it being gutted like this.