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Old 04-30-2013, 08:59 AM  
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This is a heads up. Please check your smoke detectors.

My father sold the family home a few years back. It's the house my siblings and I grew up in.

It's unsure what happened, and the person who lived there made it out safely, but a the six bedroom Spanish style ranch house I grew up in is no more.

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Check your fire extinguishers to make sure they are up to date and test your smoke detectors.



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That's sad.
All smoke detectors should be replaced when 10 years old.



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It is. I had a lot of good times there.

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Did they come up with a cause, looks like it was well underway before th FD showed up.

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Not yet but it is being investigated. I hope to know more soon.

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The report coming out of the fire says it was accidental. Still, what a nightmare.

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accidental, must mean human mistake, nothing wrong with wiring or fuel?

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Nope, there were oily rags or something that caught fire. That's what I'm being told anyhow. Turns out the house was in foreclosure.

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Alot of people don't realize that oil filled rags used for wood staining can just catch fire with out any other heat source. Not that we know that was the cause, I just thought this would be a good place to say it.

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That's what they are saying it was. I don't understand how that would happen, but it seems it does.



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