Looks like pics your local television stations may be interested in showing on the air. Just a thought. Sorry about your neighbors home, that's a tragedy.
Yes it was a volunteer station. I guess that explains it.even the fire fighter later said if anything that the tires will explode only.
But they don't know what started the fire yet all they know is it started in the backroom.
Here's hoping the cat survived and is doing well in another home. mike
hope everyone is ok
this is why sprinklers in the house are so important
they cost less than new countertops and help to stop stuff like this happening
I am a volunteer firefighter for a rural community in NC
I hate to see this happen to anyone
in defense of the volunteer fire department .....
a fire starts in a home and takes 3-5 min to get big enough for anyone to call 911
then they report the fire and tone the department this is another 2-3 min
then the guys have to get to the station and gear up 3-5 min
then travel to the house 5-10 min (depending on location)
so average response time is 10-20 min
Again I do hope everyone is doing ok after this bad event
well since then the home owners wife has died.
House ended up being a total loss,it didnt burn to the ground but when it spread through the attic it smoke damaged everything,not to mention the water to put it out ruined everything else.
The house was torn down last summer. Now its just a empty lot.
Will take pictures maybe later
Until I read your last post I didn't notice this was last February. Thanks for the update, so sorry to hear the wife passed away. Was it a direct or indirect result of the fire? And, did they ever find the cat?
Desso that was also a very sad story you told too.
Thank you to all who have served or are serving our great country. You're always in my thoughts and prayers.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan
Couple months after the fire she was diagnosed with throat cancer, put on a ventilator and basically bed ridden at home, family says she was basically in comatose state,having days of great improvement,walking around,then the next day completely turned around and being sick again. Thanksgiving morning she passed away.
Her daughter woke up in the early morning around 4am to go to the bathroom,and she knew right away she was gone because she would breath very loud, and that morning she was silent.
As for the cat the family down the road took it in we think because it was always seen hanging around there. And the homeowner of fire had rented a place about 40 mins away, so not in a position to get the cat,knowing it was doing perfectly fine.
ON a good note? One of the fire fighters that responded to the call is now dating my sister,who's 22 years old and their now engaged. How ironic is that?
She makes a good point on her facebook bio, "02-19-2010 was the best and worst day of my life,my best friends house burned down,and I met the love of my life"
Tomorow Ill take a picture of the empty lot.
Last edited by ska8r411; 03-12-2011 at 04:50 PM.