Fire victims plan action against farm
No-one was injured, but the road had to be resurfaced and telephone lines were down for more than a week. Aaron Perks, of Bapchild Motoring World, claims the blaze cost him £250,000 in wrecked cars and lost business and he has consulted a solicitor to make a claim against farmer Peter Burden, whose company employs the driver and owns the tractor and trailer.
Neighbours whose property, were damaged in the fire are also making a separate claim. David Whent, who lives on the A2, said he suffered £5,000 damage to his garden wall, conifer hedge, shrubs and windows.
He added: “Some of us are making a claim for damages.” Peter Burden said he did not want to comment at this stage.
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