Monday, March 4, 2013
COL Jim Fire
My wargame buddy and great friend COL Jim lost his home in a fire recently. It was a two story house and you can see most of the second story is gone. Jim is retired and lived here since he was a child.
The roof was mostly burned off and he lost most of his books. His collection was spared, it was in the garage and at a friends house so most of it was safe. The garage was not burned but did suffer extensive water damage.
Dining room and kitchen were just like the rest of the house, totally burned over.
A stairway that now leads no where. The fire started upstairs due to and unattended space heater being used by one if his roommates. Fire department arrived within minutes but could not save much. No one was injured. The home is a total loss and will have to be torn down.
This is is collection of videos. Is your collection insured? Is your collection dispersed so at least some of it might survive? Do you have a fire extinguisher?