Fire in the family

Posted by: MrB

Fire in the family - 05/17/13 01:58 PM

Wednesday , my brother's house in a subburb of Iola here, caught fire. Pretty much did a number on it. My brother and sis in law were out of town . His son and girl friend were in the house but smelled smoke and got out. Looks like it started from wiring in the attic. Older home with lots of trees overlooking the house so could be that squirrels could have had a nibble on the wires as they will do that. But the wiring and probably wasn't done by an coded electrician so I'm not blaming those cute little critters.

Anyway, it's put my brother in a bind. He is 86 with a wife who is blind and has early Alzheimer's. he has little money. But he is resilient.

Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Fire in the family - 05/17/13 04:27 PM

Sorry to hear this, MrB. Thank goodness no one got hurt.
Posted by: Leslie

Re: Fire in the family - 05/17/13 05:02 PM

Sorry Dave.
Ditto Yoyo, at least all are safe.
Posted by: DLC

Re: Fire in the family - 05/17/13 05:44 PM

My condolences Dave... give him our best wishes. Was he insured ? eek

Won't replace family relics, but glad there were no deaths.

Could just be crumbling insulation too... older homes like that have lots of issues.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Fire in the family - 05/17/13 06:18 PM

Wow that's a lot of smoke!
Sorry to hear about this.