Came home to a fire at the neighbors

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Came home to a fire at the neighbors
Tue, 07-29-2003 - 10:37am
Our next door neighbors detached garage caught on fire, Friday evening. It was unbelieveable how fast it all went up. Their car was parked in the driveway and it and the garage was a total loss. They also have some damage on the back side of their home. Unfortunetly, our trailer thats parked about 20 feet from their garage was damaged from the heat of the fire and also our vinyl siding on the 2 sides facing their garage basically melted off our house, including some parts of the roof.

Good news nobody was hurt!!! We live fairly close to the fire dept so they were there fairly quick to get it out but, it was pretty windy that night and thank God the wind was blowing to the north or the homeowner and us would have lost our homes!!!Very Scary!! The fire marshall will be here today to determine the cause.

So now we have to get estimates and call the insurance agent and all thet "fun" stuff.

But no one was hurt and everything else can be replaced, it's just a pain dealing with all this!


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-29-2003 - 10:51am
That is horrible! Such loss but as you said at least there was no one hurt. Hopefully you both can get things replaced quickly.