Posted by Cid Young, a resident of another community, on Jul 16, 2012 at 11:26 am
I can top that. I heard of a Listing Agent who was showing buyers her own listing and she set her purse down on the cooktop. Next thing she knew it caught fire and she almost burned down her own listing! (What a way to make your sellers Happy!)
I also had a seller once who sold her Moss Beach property and was packing a U-Haul in the driveway getting the final things ready for her move to Reno. She went out for breakfast with a co-worker, and the buyer just happened to drive by, and saw the U-Haul trailer was burning in the driveway! The Buyer called the fire department! Apparently, the last thing they put into the trailer (An old mattress) had bumped the ceiling light fixture and it somehow smoldered and caught fire.
Posted by Chuck, a resident of another community, on Jul 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm
The room was equipped with sprinklers that did activate and put the fire out. The Fire dept didn't put any water on the fire. The number of trucks that responed was what would have been needed had the fire not been put out by the sprinklers. Minor fires become big fires quickly if not controlled. Next time you ven is on, open the door and stick your head close and feel the heat. Multiply that by about 10 times and you will get some idea of the heat generated by a minor fire. Then think what it would be like to go into a building or room with that kind of heat.. give the fire folks a break. No, I'm not a fire fighter, never have been. But I have seen thier work first hand and am glad they do what they do.