Thursday, July 24, 2008
The Roof is on Fire!
I watched as they disconnected the powerlines from the house. Then they took chain saws to the back wall, ripped off the exterior and pulled out all the smoldering insulation. The flames were all out except in my closet and the attic. I was prepared for the worst. It didn't look good from the backyard where some bushes had caught fire and sent flames shooting up the back of the house.
A couple hours later the firemen were done and I was able to go inside and assess the damage. To my surprise all my stuff was in great shape. The firemen had busted through my window and moved all my clothes, computer and furniture away from the wall and covered it with tarps before the fire hit the second floor. Except for the strong chemical smoke odor, everything is fine!
The fire crew was so quick and efficient and I am amazed at how thorough they were. They still have not been able to determine the cause of the fire but I am so impressed they were able to save the house. I am definitely going to look into getting some renters insurance! Know anyone who needs a roommate in Hood River?