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Tue Jul 27, 2021, 05:15 AM

My apartment building caught fire yesterday.

I was taking a nap when a neighbor pounded on my door, yelling ďFire! Get out!Ē. I rushed outside.

Thankfully no one was hurt (although my cat was quite vexed), but thereís now a rather sizable hole in the ceiling of the living room (Iím on the top floor). Between the smoke damage and the water pouring in, I suspect the place is pretty much a total loss. So much for the book collection.

Still, silver linings: I have renterís insurance, and as some here may know, I also have a rather substantial gun collection. They were in multiple safes, and not harmed in the slightest. I would have lost tens of thousands had they been destroyed. The police didnít want them in the building under the circumstances, though, so asked if they could take them down to my SUV for me to secure somewhere else. That took a couple of hours, since I couldnít help and they ran the serial number on every one of them.

Iím crashing at my sisterís for the night. It could have been far worse. It was just stuff.

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Reply My apartment building caught fire yesterday. (Original post)
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 OP
brewens Jul 27 #1
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 #11
Demovictory9 Jul 27 #2
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 #12
Blue Dawn Jul 27 #3
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 #13
2naSalit Jul 27 #4
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 #14
2naSalit Jul 27 #23
KT2000 Jul 27 #5
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 #15
Ligyron Jul 27 #6
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 #16
GPV Jul 27 #7
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 #17
secondwind Jul 27 #8
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 #18
CentralMass Jul 27 #9
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 #19
cally Jul 27 #10
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 #20
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 #21
mitch96 Jul 27 #22
Dial H For Hero Jul 27 #24
Dial H For Hero Jul 30 #25

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 05:20 AM

1. Sorry to hear that. Good going on the renters insurance. It's pretty cheap for anyone that doesn't

know. Mines I think $125 per year. I had a meth using alcohol junkie for a neighbor years ago that made me start carrying it. He almost burned the place down two days before Christmas.

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Response to brewens (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 10:31 AM

11. Thanks, I'm glad it's required at my complex.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 05:22 AM

2. wow... glad you are ok

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 10:32 AM

12. Thanks!

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 05:23 AM

3. I am so glad you and your cat are safe, Dial H for Hero.

Good that you have renter's insurance. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.

Again, let me just say how glad I am that you are okay!


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Response to Blue Dawn (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 10:32 AM

13. Thank you! Making call after call right now.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 05:56 AM

4. Glad you and your cat are okay...

And yes to renter's insurance. I hate insurance companies but sometimes when you need something like that, they actually help you. Mine costs about the same as yours. I hope you find a new place to your liking soon.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 10:34 AM

14. Thanks! I was intending to move at some point because of the stairs. All for the best in the end,

perhaps.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 01:05 PM

23. Perhaps. ...nt

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 06:46 AM

5. That is awful

and frightening. I am so glad you and your cat are OK and good for you for having renter's insurance.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 10:34 AM

15. Thank you!

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 06:57 AM

6. Dude, I'm glad you are alright.

You have a great attitude. Stay safe.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 10:34 AM

16. Thanks!

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 07:13 AM

7. Yikes! Glad you and kitteh are ok.

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Response to GPV (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 10:35 AM

17. Thanks! She's cranky right now, but she'll get over it.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 07:35 AM

8. Sorry for the hole in the ceiling! Yikes!


But you sure have a good attitude about whatís important in life!!!!!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 10:43 AM

18. Thank you. Stiff upper lip and all that.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 08:32 AM

9. I am glad that you a d your cat made it out safely.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #9)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 10:43 AM

19. Thanks, it was scary!

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 09:19 AM

10. So thankful you are ok

It is so scary when there is a fire and you are told to leave Just a heads up, I was fairly calm during evacuation but once I knew I was safe then I had strep problems for a few weeks Take care.

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Response to cally (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 10:44 AM

20. Thanks, and that's good advice.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 11:28 AM

22. I'm curious... does the renters insurance cover the pop guns? nt

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #22)

Tue Jul 27, 2021, 04:38 PM

24. Only up to $2500. Thankfully not an issue.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Fri Jul 30, 2021, 07:45 AM

25. Update: finished salvaging what I could.

Managed to get 90% of the ammo and all of the magazines. My Donald Duck figurine collection was largely all right, and I was able to get about a fifth of the the vintage roleplaying games and 5% of the books. All clothes ruined. All furniture, bed and bedding, anything in the kitchen gone as well. Computer, hard drives, ipad, laptops are toast. Original ďRevenge of the JediĒ movie poster destroyed.

Later today theyíre throwing everything left into a dumpster.

I had a vacation planned to Thailand leaving today. Initially I was going to cancel, but Iíve decided to go ahead and take it. The only thing left to do is fill out an Excel spreadsheet listing destroyed assets that add up to al least $20K. I can do that in an afternoon on the laptop I just bought. I could really use a couple of weeks on the beach, eating delicious food and getting my back and legs pounded and kneaded. Iíll look for a new place when I get back.

BTW, the Red Cross is awesome.

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