The Co-op I was looking at had a fire Tuesday night, and it really burned the building a lot. The photos on the internet this morning are really grim. The fire department is investigating, and until they're done the house is off limits to all the folks who lived there. So, even if your room didn't get burned, in the short run, you've lost everything. Tragedy!
This means I can't live there until the place is declared inhabitable by the city, and none of the others can either. Declared inhabitable? Yeah. You think you can move back in and fix the place while you live there? Nope, can't do that. You need permits and contractors and inspections, and in the mean time you need a place to stay. A nightmare for sure.
How did it happen? The fire department is investigating that. On the internet it says the fire started on an outdoor deck. It says the fire started about an hour before bar time. Surely an accident. It also says the fire department had to go back twice to finish the job because it was a very persistent fire.
My heart goes out to all the folks who lived there, and the neighbors too. The neighbors are going to suffer from the construction project to repair the place.