Free Reign Farm Fire Details


The Details

On Monday Feb 10th we got a phone call no business owner ever wants to get. At 7:15am  911 dispatch called to let us know our business was on fire. The Elizabethton Fire Department was amazing and put the fire out very quickly preventing a total loss. The fire was started outside the back door to our production facility with evidence to suggest arson. Possible suspects have been identified by the police department and this is still under investigation. Thankfully our retail store front (immediately next door) was unaffected and remains open.

The Damage

The fire started at the rear door, completely burned the overhang, entered the electrical room, and entered the rear of the building, burning out the doors and damaging the roof. Fortunately the rest of the shop has primarily smoke and water damage. However, it is enough overall damage to warrant a structural engineer, electrician, investigator, and a contractor to assess and appraise damages.

Preliminary estimates to get the building back up and running are staggering… especially with loss/damage to the electrical system for the entire building. The building is insured, but at this point all we know is that our candle production is at a stand still until the building is repaired enough to pass inspection for structural and electrical integrity.

The Next Steps

Many of our wonderful friends, facebook followers, and customers have asked how they can help as we try to recover from this event.  While insurance may be able to repair structural damage, product damage, etc., they do not cover the loss we incur when our production is at a standstill.  We are looking at an unknown amount of time before our production space will be repaired and fully operational again. We are asking for help to get us back up and running making our candles. We will need capital to cover losses and potentially short term rent of another space to keep the candle business operational while we rebuild. Please keep us in your prayers as we work through this. We truly appreciate all of your support and encouragement.  God has a purpose in every event in our lives, and we are trusting Him to “work all things together for good.”  We will keep you updated via facebook and this page of updates as they occur. In the mean time if you would like, or are able to donate, you can do so here:

 

Paypal.me/FreeReignFarm

Thank you all so much!  The FRF Family.


7 thoughts on “Free Reign Farm Fire Details”

  1. Love y’all and praying for you and your sweet family. I think there may be space in Ohio, haha. Just kidding just miss you guys. Sent a little something.

  2. Thanks Kari! You guys are so sweet! We miss you like crazy but so happy you are in a much better place. We’ve been praying for Ezra and keep watching for updates. Hang in there!

  3. Praying for y’all from North Carolina. Just sent you a small donation. I know it isn’t much, but I hope it helps. Be strong!

  4. Prayers from Stoney Creek to you and your family just read about the fire and would like to offer help.Would some sort of fund raiser help? I would be very honored to get one going. Any thoughts or suggestions fellow customers?

  5. Thanks Debra. A fundraiser would be very helpful right now, I’m just not sure the best way to do it, and honestly I am so covered up just trying to figure out day-to-day operations with the loss of space that I don’t have much time to devote to it. Email or call me with ideas [email protected] or 423-781-0075

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