Brian May Praises Firefighters After Wildfire Threat

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Brian May – guitarist for Queen -, through his social media account, Instagram, thanked the firefighters for their bravery in fighting a forest fire that threatened his home last weekend.

The guitarist said that he was forced to evacuate his home, where he also has a recording studio, once the fire reached almost a kilometer from his property to the Sunningdale golf course.

FIREFIGHT in SURREY. I never imagined it could happen here in leafy, and normally damp, Surrey, England. We supported the fight against the immense fires in Australia, and watched sadly as fires ravaged California, but to see this happen in my own home county has been shocking and traumatic. These pictures show Anne Brummer and I this afternoon, surveying the forest fire which is still smouldering less than a mile from my own house and studio, and the fond relics of my entire life. Today Se were able to begin to thank the amazing firefighters who risked their lives to contain this huge and treacherous wild furnace on the heath land of Sunningdale Golf Course – which actually adjoins my property. Yesterday, I was rescuing as many precious things from my house as was practicable, under threat of the whole thing going up in flames, but praying that the horror would not happen,” he said via his Instagram post.

The 73 years old guitarist, Brian stated that he would never have imagined a fire like this in Surrey -England-, a leafy area but usually quite humid. He recalled that he had supported the fight (probably with some donation) against the great fires in Australia and that he saw with sadness all those that devastated many areas of California, but that experiencing something similar in his own county has been shocking and traumatic.