I think we’ve caught up on all the news surrounding the fire early this morning, and have been down to look at the aftermath. The barn is completely gone, all the way down to the foundation. The mobile home is gutted and in pieces, with the exception of the new porch and entry that was added just this year, but it’s smoke and water damaged. There were three cars on the property, and they are all in ruins. The trees are scorched or down.
The owners of the property are members of our church, and they rent the property out. The tenant keeps the same sort of weird hours that Van does, so he was awake when the fire started, called 911 himself, and got out without a scratch, but has lost everything. I don’t know if he has renters insurance.
The lady next door came to thank me for getting her up and out to move her RV, and caught me up on all the news. Apparently the tenant has gone to stay with friends, and once someone finds out what his status is and what help he needs, the neighborhood will get something going to help him out. I have picked out a bed sized quilt that I will donate when the time comes.
Meanwhile, I am just so thankful that no one was hurt and that the fire didn’t spread any further than it did.