The fire started in 238 Allen Street, a house owned by the Galvan Initiatives Foundation and kept vacant since 2011, and spread through a shared wall into 236 Allen Street. It wasn't until the smoke detectors in 236 Allen went off that a neighbor was alerted and called 911 to summon the fire department.
The house to which the fire spread belongs to Michael Molinski, of Photographic Solutions. He had renovated the house and lived there with his wife and their young daughter until late this summer when they moved to their dream house somewhere out in the country. They planned to keep the house on Allen Street as income property and had a tenant all ready to move in when the fire happened. Molinski shares his story of the fire and the aftermath on his blog, and, with his permission, Gossips shares the link to that post: "The good news, the bad news, and the worst insurance nightmare."
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