It was a hot morning at my house...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

A loud explosion that rocked me out of bed at 3:30 am.  Looking out the window, things looked really bad.  my large pole barn was on fire!

We had our two vans and motor home in this shed.  The fire was intense and I was lucky to safely get one van out.  The other two we a total loss.

 The speed of this fire was remarkable.   Not an arson, as I was looking over my property before the Fire Dept arrived.

My out door wood stove was in this shed. It was NOT the cause.  We have it narrowed down to an electrical short.   Worst part of this entire disaster is that I wil have to burn Propane to keep my house warm and it will be a bout 3-4 degrees cooler than I like.

No one was hurt.  That is the main thing.   So If I am missing in action for a few days, you will have an idea where I am.

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Rainmaker
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Vern Eaton
Realtor 320-630-6995

WOW!!! I am glad no one was hurt.  What a tremendous loss you have incurred.   I bet that site was quite a shoke at that hour

December 04, 2010 08:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Randi Brammer
Accountant & Tax Preparer
Randi Brammer, Acctg.

Bill, that looks like one hot fire.  If there is anything you need, please call.

December 04, 2010 09:15 PM
Rainer
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Andy Kress
Rental Solutions Oahu

I am so sorry about your loss. So glad you are ok. Did you have insurance?

December 04, 2010 09:34 PM
Ambassador
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Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Bill...

What can we do to help? I'm glad that no one was hurt but that's a lot to lose in one night. Give me a call if you need ANYTHING!

Featured in the Group "Whacked!!!"

December 04, 2010 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,372,632
Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

Bill, I am glad that no one was hurt...the barn, van and mobile home can be replaced. 

December 04, 2010 11:51 PM
Rainmaker
562,448
Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain

Bill,

Sorry to hear of your loss. Sooo blessed that no one was hurt. Praying for a swift restoration.

Steve

December 05, 2010 12:11 AM
Rainmaker
205,571
Erby Crofutt
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com)

Your safe.  That's most important.  Sorry to hear of your loss.  I hope you had it well insured.

December 05, 2010 06:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,736,355
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

Moring everyone..Thanks for all you well wishes.  WE are doing fine.  WE lost nothing that can't be replaced.  No one was hurt...That is ALL that matters in the end.

December 05, 2010 10:08 AM
Rainmaker
26,217
Azmi Alkurd
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles

Bill - you are keeping good spirit. It is a Loss (no matter insured or not), but your attitude is great.

December 05, 2010 01:34 PM
Rainer
114,287
Cinnamon Wright
Assistant to Tish Lloyd
Wilmington Real Estate 4U 910.547.1446

You have a remarkably upbeat attitude, considering, I think I'd be sucking my thumb.  Sorry about the loss of vehicles, but praise God, no one was injured.  And then I read of you playing Santa -- sounds like your priorities are well in order!

December 05, 2010 08:30 PM
Rainer
369,954
Tish Lloyd
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
BlueCoast Realty Corporation

William ~  Sorry to have not commented sooner -- you and your wife have been in our prayers -- I am so sorry you are having to endure this and a loss -- even though they are just things, is still difficult to endure.  If there is absolutely anything we can do, please just say the word.  Blessings.

December 05, 2010 08:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,205,975
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
Your Southern Utah Residential Real Estate Agent
Prado & Kramer Real Estate, St. George, UT 435.632.9374

So sorry this happened but extremely glad no one was hurt William! I am sure this is still devastating, If you need anything, please, please let me know, I'd be glad to help!

December 05, 2010 08:44 PM
Rainer
148,540
Virginia Gardner
Realtor, Charlottesville, Serving Central Virginia
Roy Wheeler Realty Co.

How scary, so glad you and your family are okay.  Sorry for the property loss, good luck mucking through the bureacracy.

December 05, 2010 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
591,494
Laura Giannotta
Your Realtor Down the Shore!
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore

I'm glad you guys are safe...that must have been scary.  You're right, things can be replaced...Stay warm! 

December 06, 2010 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
808,164
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg Homes
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Holy moley! Glad you are safe & nothing blew outward toward the house or anything. Bummer on the cars & stuff.  Why do so many fires seem to happen near Christmas?

Did you have a tree on top of the winnebago?

December 07, 2010 04:42 PM
Rainmaker
244,206
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Oh my gosh Bill, I am so sorry to hear of your loss!  At least those things can be replaced in time, and no people/animals were hurt!

December 08, 2010 11:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Valerie Zinger
Home Organizer
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada

William.  I am glad that you are okay.  It must have been shocking to see the fire and risky to get your van out.  You will likely be shakey for a few days or weeks. 

December 10, 2010 06:51 AM
Rainmaker
321,415
Laura Sargent
Carolina One Real Estate

Well certainly NOT the kodak moment you wanted to have in your file!  So sorry, while you are all thankfully fine, it's still hard to lose and a bit rattling to the soul!  Hope insurance works well with you and you can replace in the spring.

December 10, 2010 10:31 AM
Rainmaker
401,965
Claudette Millette
Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass
The Buyers' Counsel

Bill:

I am sorry to hear about this.  It's not the sort of thing you want to have happening around the holidays - or any time. I hope your insurance covers most of losses.

 

December 11, 2010 09:28 AM
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