|Tonight we had a fire in the Parsonage. I have some pictures; I hope something came out well.
It was very scary to see how fast an accident can happen.... [The renter at the Parsonage lit a fire in the woodstove because the power went off for several hours. He left for some work, and when he returned] ... the kitchen was in fire around the wood stove....
David, Norman, and Phil went in to tackle the fire. They said that if it had been just a little longer it had gone out of control. Pretty scary.
19 Jan 2006 - Clarification on How Fire Started
This is what have been written in our report to NFIRS [National Fire Incident Reporting System].
The fire seems to have started in the chimney. It looks as though the ash lid for the clean out was old and worn out. Sparks came out and ignited a nearby wood pile which in turn lit the walls on fire.