I was awakened at 4:30 this morning to flashing lights in the bedroom, and sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. Our neighborhood was filled with fire engines, and the house across the street was in flames. The house had been empty for a few weeks, and the owner was doing some renovation before putting it on the market. The cause of the fire is unknown at this point.
Any fire of this magnitude is a tragedy, but I was particularly heartbroken to see this house on fire. This is easily my favorite house in the neighborhood – a 50’s ranch with many unique features, such as wood carvings in the foyer ceiling, parquet floors in the dining room, granite floors in the living room, an elaborate greenhouse, and an architectural style that is unique. I hope something can be salvaged.