I am STUNNED - Thank you HHO. Update and pics.

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Firstly I want to just say that I am completely stunned by the level of support and the amazing generosity of you lot. You are fantastic.
I'm really sorry that I haven't been able to get online before now, I really hope you don't think I was being ungrateful because I certainly wasn't, the electrics in the house were buggered by the fire too, but thankfully they have been fixed with minimal hassle.

The Loss Adjustor came out this morning and thinks that with contents and rebuild we are looking at £15-20k. He was lovely, but we were a bit taken aback and hadn't had a chance to do an inventory/valuation because he came out within an hour and a half of the insurance company being informed!

Went out this afternoon and got some feed and some LW turnouts to tide us over. Last night the horses were really upset to be left out in the wind, unrugged and unfed. So tonight they are much happier and feeling less neglected.

Some pics.....

A skull cap and and polocrosse faceguards, all melted together
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Sentimental value saddlecloth
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Spare stable, which was feed/rug room
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Antique sewing machine and rugs
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Tack room
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Pessoa and lunging kit
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My stock saddles
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The only part of 2 sets of driving harnesses that I have found...
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Hay store
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From the yard
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A HW stable rug
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Dressage saddle
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WH saddle
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My beloved GP that I have cosetted for years and will never be parted from
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The 'roof'
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Not much esle to say really, the pics say it all
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Oh my goodness, I totally have missed what has happened - obviously a fire but I hope everyone/animal were ok and this must be so upsetting. At least the insurance are getting on with things now!
 

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Blimey! Thank heavens the horses were out!! Any idea what caused it? So glad you're okay and the insurance are making sensible mumblings about payouts
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OMG..it looks awful. Thank goodness you are all ok.
What a big job of clearing up you have. (((hugs)))).
 

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How devastating for you. Just glad no people or animals were hurt. I hope you get back on your feet soon
 

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OMG Bounty - what an ordeal for you. How are you feeling about it all now? Are you positive about the progress you will soon make?
 

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that is so gutting, i cannot imagine how you are feeling
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just thank god no horses were hurt as it could have been very nasty
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do you know how it started?
 

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Those are truly shocking pictures!
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Thank goodness no one was hurt and all the horses were out!

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omg i have somehow missed this. Looks terrible, but assume all horses are ok and so are you, so that's what matters the most. So much damage! Do you know what caused it. <hugs> what little good they can do. Hope things go as easily and quickly as they can do from here and that we are seeing pictures of fixed stables soon.
 

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Dear God!

How utterly devastating, I can only imagine how numb you feel right now. I am so sorry.
 

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Weezy - you survived!
A little bit soggy, but this turned up in the tack room
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As far as we know, the muck heap burst into flames, which was a few metres behind the double doors to the storeroom. The wind was really strong, and blowing in a direction where a spark from the muck heap would have blown towards the storeroom. We thought it was a longshot that it could have happened, but the loss adjustor said that it is very common for muck heaps to spontaneously combust. Apparently those green compost bins that the councils were giving out a few years ago are very prone to causing fires too, because of the heat the fermentation generates. The muck heap will NEVER be that close to a building again.

Still feeling very shell shocked, and not sure where to start with sorting it all out, but we'll get there.
 

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Bloody hell Bounty. The most upsetting thing for me would be the thought that the horses could have been in there - if it had happened at night.

Thank God they weren't.

I'm so sorry for you though - have been thinking of you most of the day.

Please let me know if there;s anything I can do to help. xxxx
 

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How lucky that your horses were out!! Pleased the insurance are getting their finger out - I'm sure if have missed things off you can add them at a later date - bound to remember stuff. As on the earlier posts let us know if there is anything that would help you and your horses.

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My God, I missed your earlier post and have just found it.
Unbelievable. The most important thing is that your horses were safe, anything else would be too horrible to contemplate.
A nightmare for you.
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Lots of hugs and best wishes.
 

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Good grief, what a harrowing set of pictures. What an absolute nightmare for you.
Thank godness your horses are all okay - as well as yourself. I hope you manage to re-build everything quickly.
 

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I am so sad for you! really this is terrible I am so sorry for you - just thank god that it was just material possessions that were hurt and not animals or human
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Blimey, they are shocking pictures. Thank God your horses were out. Our muck heap at our yard spontanously compusted a few years ago so I've known it to happen.

The offer of sending stuff still stands if you need it xx
 

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OMG Bounty - those pictures are devasting
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Do you know how it started yet? (just read you post that explains about the muck heap)

Make sure £15/20k is going to cover it all, its surprisingly how all the little things add up.

Lots of hugs to you and a bottle of wine or two
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Such a waste but so glad noone was hurt .

I dont know if you remember 2 years ago I posted about my hubbies breakdown van being set on fire .

Not only was the van destroyed ...but 15-20k of tools, generator etc all destroyed , My car was wrote off to due to melting off all the back of it, Also the boys bikes were destroyed and a trailer that was attached to the van .

Its all material and can all be replaced but still does not make it any easier . Gas tanks were also in the back of the van which exploded 15 mins after we all got out of the house .

Lucky no one was hurt .

I really am so sorry about the loss of your stables and tack
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