|Forum topic by Monte Pittman||posted 50 days ago||3870 views||0 times favorited||190 replies|
50 days ago
This is what my shop looked like last night
And this is this morning
It was a nice quiet afternoon yesterday so I decided to burn a scrap pile. At about 5:00 in the evening I soaked it down with water. I was certain I had properly put it out. Overnight the winds came in strong, about 50 mph. The wind obviously found a burning ember that I missed. it took about an hour to reduce a 2-story 36×48 shop full of lumber to a pile of rubble. Of course shop equipment is gone, 3 vehicles and roughly 3000 board feet of lumber. My house was virtually untouched. No lives lost. Tomorrow I will start getting ready to rebuild. I am considering a fire sprinkler system in my next shop.
Not looking for sympathy. But next time that you are sure you have a fire out, pour a little more water on it.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability