Home Fire Fort Wayne
Posted by Tonya Lassus // December 15, 2016 // Blog // Home Fire Fort Wayne / JT Integrity Properties / real estate investor / sell Fort Wayne Home
According to the U.S. Fire Administration of FEMA, on average 1,000 homes catch fire every day. A home fire Fort Wayne can be devastating to a family. Not only can a family lose everything, but there’s the disruption of normal life, possible guilt, and grief; not to mention the possible loss of loved ones.
A home fire Fort Wayne happened on December 5th, 2016. Firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in the 6900 block of Penrose at 2:31 p.m. They arrived 3 minutes later and found smoke coming from all the home’s windows, doors and eaves. While they battled to put out a blaze there, firefighters found the majority of the blaze in the home’s crawl space, which was causing the floor to collapse. After the fire was extinguished, crews re-entered the home and found a person dead in the crawl space of the home amid debris in the crawl space.
Investigators had not released the gender or identity of the victim and are still looking into a cause of death and how the fire started. Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased.
There are 9 steps to take after a Home Fire Fort Wayne:
- Be Safe, Be Smart – It is normal to want to enter the house as quickly as possible to see the damage for yourself and retrieve your valuables. Wait after home fire Fort Wayne until the professionals tell you it is ok.
- Know who to call – It is your responsibility to call your insurance agent. They will want you to secure the property. Calling your insurance starts all the paperwork to establish a claim. Call relatives. Call the Red Cross who are used to helping families like yours.
- Check Your Family for Shock – a fire is very traumatic. Everyone will process the loss differently. Get immediate help or counseling if needed.
- Establish a home base – Try to get back to a normal routine as quickly as possible. You will need temporary housing, clothing, basic bathroom items, medicines, school clothes for children, etc. Be sure to document everything to be reimbursed by your insurance company. You may even need to ask for a draw on your policy for the basics.
- Get a copy of the home fire Fort Wayne report – A fire report will discuss where in the house the fire occurred, the time of the incident, the date of the incident and the incident number if it comes through a fire department.
- Keep track of all your expenses and correspondence regarding your loss. A three ring binder is a handy way to document the process.
- Many people after experiencing a home fire Fort Wayne decide not to live in the house again. They take the cash from the insurance company and move on. However city ordinances, for safety reasons, require something be done with the house; either repaired or torn down. Check with this professional real estate investor. We may be interested in buying the burnt house, repairing and selling it.
There is one critical step to take before a fire: have working smoke alarms!
JT Integrity Properties is here to help homeowners out of any kind of distressed situation. As investors, we are in business to make a modest profit on any deal, however we can help homeowners out of just about any situation, no matter what! There are no fees, upfront costs, commissions, or anything else. Just the simple honest truth about your home and how we can help you sell it fast to resolve any situation.
Give us a call today at 260-202-2222 to let us know what YOU need help with!