Family in Baltimore County Rebuilds Home After Fire

 

A Baltimore County family recently completely rebuilt their home after a house fire in 2013 left it burned to the ground. Learn more about this incredible story of how the family rebuilt their home from the ground up, and how Schaefer Siding and Exteriors helped, in our blog.

 

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A Baltimore County family recently completely rebuilt their home after a house fire in 2013 left it burned to the ground.

 

The Fire

 

The fire occurred on January 25, 2013 at the Baltimore County home of the Lockwood family. A wood fireplace insert that had been installed in 2012 caught fire, shooting flames up the flue and into the attic. The fire quickly spread from the attic to the rest of the home.

At the time, only Erin Lockwood, now 28, was home. Fortunately, she was able to escape from the house unharmed. The family also includes Neil Lockwood, 24, and their mother Lisa.

Rebuilding

 

Though the family was left in shock, they were determined to rebuild. After settling with the insurance company for rebuilding in September 2013, Lisa Lockwood hired Kim Cavanaugh of Cavanaugh Homes Inc. to rebuild the home. The 3,100 sq. ft. home was completed in May 2014.

How did Schaefer Siding and Exteriors help?

 

Schaefer Siding and Exteriors installed the siding for the Lockwood family’s new home.

Dream Home

 

“This house has everything I could ever want or imagine; it is energy-efficient and beautiful,” said Lisa in an article (published on April 14th) about the family on the Baltimore Sun. Though the family lost all of their possessions that were in the house at the time of the fire, Lisa’s mother gave them some family photos to decorate the house, along with a quilt her daughter had knitted for her as a gift.

House Fire Statistics

 

In 2013 there were 369,500 house fires in the United States, resulting in $6.8 billion worth of property damage, accoring to the National Fire Protection Association. The leading cause of house fires was due to cooking equipment. “As experience has taught her, Lockwood encourages escape ladders in all bedrooms and strongly recommends that people ‘have all important documents and their pictures scanned and backed up on a thumb drive in a fireproof safe,’” said Lisa in the Sun. To learn more about fire safety, please visit the NFPA.

 

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