Caleb and I went out to the Farm last night and brought Uncle Jack and Aunt Marsha dinner. Caleb’s mom, Jeanne, and brother, Chase, came out too.
Earlier that day they got the report back from the Fire Investigator stating the cause of the fire. It was in fact the chimney. From what I understand, the chimney is made up of three layers. You have the outer bricks(the same as the outside of the house) then you have a wood layer (to support the bricks) and then you have a metal layer. The metal layer is what is at fault. Since you cant have one continuous metal sheet, there had to be seems, the seems are then crimped together to create a seal. The crimped seal came apart slightly and smoke from fires burned in the fireplace got trapped in between the metal and wood and created a fire. Before Uncle Jack noticed anything, it was too late. They were on the bottom floor of the house and the fire started on the second floor.
They are still truly blessed to be alive, and have a roof over their heads. They were lucky enough to be able to “move” into the smaller house on the property. The house has most of what they need. Aunt Marsha and Uncle Jack couldn’t think of anything they needed, and only have a few small request which i will list below.
Its crazy to me to see the things that survived. Marinara sauce, really.
The house just got released to them, but they have to pull the bricks down and away from the house before they can go “in” and search for things. They are hopeful to find things under the rubble.
Their request seem so small, so please help if are able to.
-Recipes, yours or books
-kitchen items such as pots, pans, bakeware, cups, mugs and kitchen utensils
-picture frames and photo albums
Thats all that they could think of. Couldn’t you help?
Thank you to all those who have already reached out and helped, may God bless you tenfold.