Recent House Fires

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sign Your Deed Realty

This past week has been really strange.  In Floyd County there were 5 house fires this week.  The fist one was a house that I have listed for sale. Thankfully no one was home and it was electrical.  The 2nd and 3rd one happened 2 days later.  One was electrical and an older couple lived in it for 50 years and didn't have insurance.  The wife was bedridden and they were at home both of them were able to get out.  The 3rd house was a mobile home the husband, wife and 4 kids were able to get out and were buying the house through a lease purchase and didn't have insurance.  Hopefully the investor that sold it had correct "Investment Coverage".  The other home was yesterday in West Rome, not sure of the cause.  The 5th house was a gorgeous 8,000 sq feet home about 100 years old off 411, happens to be a real estate developer that I know.  He and his family were probably at the lake (they usually go there on Friday afternoon's), no foul play is suspected in any of the cases I have never in all my professional life can remember this many fires in one week in one town.  Rome, Ga has about 150,000 population.   

I remember as a little girl dreaming for about a week about a house burning and couldn't figure out the significance.  That Sunday morning about 5:30 am I woke up crying because the lady in my dream was trapped in the burning house.  At the same time my step mom was waking from a dream about fire also!  I didn't know at the time that she had the dream, when she woke up she heard me crying and I told her we needed to call Granny so when she did the line was busy.  We got dressed and drove 20 miles to her house and it was totally burned so was the car.  We didn't know if our family was alive, it was the worst 10 minutes of my life we sat there in the driveway crying, then the neighbor down the street pulled up and told us everyone was fine and that they were at my uncle's house.  (This was in the early 80's) My uncle didn't have a phone.  That was the WORST feeling pulling up to not knowing if anyone was alive and seeing the whole place destroyed.  For days I expected our house to go next it was hard to get a good night's sleep for several weeks I was really anxious at night to say the least.  It was really hard on my grandma because all of the pictures were destroyed.  So don't forget to save pictures to a disk or put negatives in a safe deposit box and any other precious keepsakes.   

Comments (1)

Ann Heitland
Retired from RE/MAX Peak Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Retired from Flagstaff Real Estate Sales
Wow! Very unusual activity.
Jul 21, 2007 03:28 PM