Tuesday night was a very scary night. One of my Facebook friends alerted me to the fact that there was a fire reported near my parents house. I live all the way across the country, so I frantically called whatever numbers I could to try reach my parents and eventually reached them at my grandparent’s house next door.
It was my parents house that was on fire. My dad had gone to bed with the electric blanket on and woke up a couple hours later to find the foot of the bed on fire. He spent the night in the hospital for smoke inhalation and minor burns from trying to knock down the flames, but everyone made it out.
The fire spread from the bedroom to the surrounding rooms, and the firefighters had to knock down internal walls to fight the fire. Most of the windows are busted out and there are holes in the roof from venting the smoke and flames. The part of the house near the bedroom has been destroyed by the fire, and the rest of the house has severe smoke and water damage.
The house is uninhabitable.
My parents and brother are staying with my grandparents next door for now. The house is insured, so they have already started talking with the insurance company. Once they hear back from the insurance adjuster the rebuilding process will begin.