Update: Cause of warehouse fire unknown


Fire officials are still trying to determine what sparked a fire early this morning that caused about $1 million in damage to a San Carlos warehouse rented by musician Neil Young, the Belmont-San Carlos fire chief said.

The fire was reported at 2:55 a.m. at a warehouse at 593 Quarry Road where Young kept vintage cars and memorabilia such as paintings and pictures, Fire Chief Doug Fry said.

Firefighters responded and extinguished the blaze, which caused about $250,000 in damage to the structure and $750,000 in damage to its contents, Fry said.

He said at least 70 percent of the warehouse's contents are salvageable. Representatives for Young were at the site this morning, as was the building's owner, according to Fry.

The fire started inside the building, but the cause of the blaze remained under investigation as of late this morning, Fry said. He said fire officials hope to determine the cause by this afternoon.

No one was injured in the blaze.

Young lives nearby in the unincorporated San Mateo County community of La Honda.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of another community
on Nov 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Let the submissions for an appropriate lyric of Neil's begin!

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of another community
on Nov 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Not knowing if he keeps model trains or bikes or instruments in the warehouse, I only hope he hasn't lost much.

With trunks of memories still to come
We found things to do in stormy weather
Long may you run.

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