Damage estimates at Neil Young warehouse


Fire officials have revised estimates of the damage done by an early Tuesday morning fire that broke out at a San Carlos warehouse rented by musician Neil Young and caused about $1.1 million in damage, 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 $300,000 in damage to the 10,000-square-foot structure and $800,000 in damage to its contents, Fry said.

Those damage estimates were revised on Tuesday -- the original numbers reflected approximately $1 million in damage, with $250,000 to the structure and $750,000 to its contents.

Fry said Tuesday at least 70 percent of the warehouse's contents were salvageable and that fire officials were working with Young's representatives to remove the remaining items. Representatives for Young were at the site Tuesday 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 Tuesday afternoon, Fry said.

No one was injured.

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


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