Ashdown Forest fire. The scene of a fire at Ashdown Forest in East Sussex. Picture date: Monday April 29, 2019. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called on Sunday evening to tackle the blaze which covered six hectares (14 acres) of the forest which inspired the Hundred Acre Wood in AA Milne’s Winnie-The-Pooh. See PA story FIRE Ashdown Forest. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire URN:42584168 (Press Association via AP Images)
Sad news today for storytellers.
If you’re like me, the tales of Winnie the Pooh were an early inspiration to your reading, writing, and storytelling.
Ashdown Forest in East Sussex England, the inspiration for the Hundred Acre Wood in the
Winnie the Pooh stories, was damaged by a forest fire on Sunday.
Thirty-five acres was burned before firefighters were able to stop the blaze. Also, no word on the status of Pooh and company, but let’s all hope no news is good news.
Picture stolen from CNN.