Garage fire wipes out prized cars

Full story: Akron Beacon Journal

LAKE TWP.: Six antique cars, including an Aston Martin, a Jaguar and a Corvette, were destroyed Monday night in a garage fire in the 1800 block of Butternut Street.
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Education Needed

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May 7, 2008
 
Every year there are a great many easily preventable acidents involving Gasoline. Education must begin at a very young age and be repeated often.
brickyak

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May 7, 2008
 
And people say the rich never have bad luck!!
a voice

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#5
May 7, 2008
 
The cars can be replaced,the life cannot. Maybe the insurance company will stand up do right!
TFC

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May 7, 2008
 
Do ya think with all the cars and money involved that a couple of fire extinguishers were too expensive to have on hand? I do a lot of work in my garage on vehicles, and I always have 2 of them readily handy.
James

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#8
May 7, 2008
 
In hindsight there is always a better way. I doubt if any of else have not experienced something similar. That's why we should not be to critical of him.
Sammie

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#9
May 7, 2008
 
I hope the insurance company helps this person.
I am also gald this man did lose his life. Accidents happens.
Chris_B

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May 7, 2008
 
Poor guy
Fire Wife

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May 7, 2008
 
TFC wrote:
Do ya think with all the cars and money involved that a couple of fire extinguishers were too expensive to have on hand? I do a lot of work in my garage on vehicles, and I always have 2 of them readily handy.
He did have extinguishers, the article just doesn't mention that. You know what they say about assuming...
Joe

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May 7, 2008
 
DOH!
Whos Free

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May 7, 2008
 
Sounds like insurance fraud and I'm sure the insurance company will be looking into that also.

Since: Mar 07

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#14
May 7, 2008
 
The good thing about this story, is that no-buddy was killed, and the cars can be replaced with sumthin' else.
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#15
May 7, 2008
 
When I lived in (an anonymous, backwards southern state), I saw people actually smoke cigarettes while gassing up their cars at the pump.

I wonder if this guy is from that same state?
Builder

Canton, OH

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#16
May 7, 2008
 
I doubt it was fraud. I drove by this fire - it was way too close to the house. Plus the guy was burned - kind of risky and painful just for the money, no?
Fishy

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May 7, 2008
 
Builder wrote:
I doubt it was fraud. I drove by this fire - it was way too close to the house. Plus the guy was burned - kind of risky and painful just for the money, no?
Do some research often time people are set on fire starting fires in arsons.
thinning of the herd

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May 7, 2008
 
TFC wrote:
Do ya think with all the cars and money involved that a couple of fire extinguishers were too expensive to have on hand? I do a lot of work in my garage on vehicles, and I always have 2 of them readily handy.
VERY WELL SAID!
car lover

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#19
May 7, 2008
 
Yes he prob made a mistake...But the garage was in total flames with in 4 mins. Their is not a extinguisher that is going to up that fire out. I dont think this is fraud as some of these cars he will never replace. Some people need not to ASSume things.
John

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May 7, 2008
 
The lights with the light bulb, the ones with the reel n cord are bad BAD news. I was working on a cars gas line up on the lift n there was some gas on the floor that leaked out ( about 16oz.) and i droped the light n poof a nice size fire. When that light bulb breaks quess what happens? I dont use those lights no more. I updated the battery stick lights with no electric n cords. You think the guy would have known that.
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May 7, 2008
 
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Wadsworth, OH

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#22
May 7, 2008
 
we found out last yr after the big storm,insurance cmpny's are a take in only-an never ever pay out,they even pick the cmpny-(suggest- ha)to do the work that needs done after a storm,nationwide is on illegal Imnig;side,anyway,about the cars,if its possible,and they (the ins.cmp.)can get away with it,they will no dout,find him respons;through neglect,an in turn,pay him a small amount of what he is entitled too,or what his policy has made him think (while takeing his money) he was entitled too,...guess who introduced the no smokeing laws,insurance cmpny;it isnt your health or mine -its fire payouts....hope no one ever has to deal with the new way these legal crooks treat people,even ones whom never had a claim in 40yrs with the same insurance,these cmpny's are powerful,especially in washington...

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Since: Mar 08

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May 7, 2008
 
I am sad to see the cars be lost, but am sure the owner was insured. If not, well shame on him!

Sorry, I just struggle with articles about rich people losing their toys.

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