One of our local historic houses went up in flames last night. The barn and the ell are completely gone. We went by today to check it out because we had heard all sorts of rumors of what really happened. The owners are lucky that the rumors weren’t all true. We were told last night the house and barn were fully engulfed, so we anticipated the house being gone too. From what we hear the flames were unbelievable.
It seems that the house was spared for the most part. Maybe some smoke or water damage, but it looks like they might be able to still live there.
It is sad event. It is always sad to see a piece of history gone. You could see the old timbers of the barn and ell just burnt to a charcoal state. Old beams that have probably been there over a hundred years gone in just a short time.
The foolish people who were renting the house were having back draft problems with the wood stove. Instead of knowing this was wrong, and calling in the professionals they vented into the barn. Well, the barn is gone now. And so is most of the ell. Stupid people shouldn’t have wood stoves.