Fire Reduces Muscle Car Collection to Dust
Fire is among the disasters that like to completely ruin one's day, finances and belongings. It did just that in Eugene, Oregon, last Friday. Erupting, as always, out of nowhere, fire destroyed a 3,300-square-foot building and along with it something that was once an interesting collection of muscle cars: a 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, a 1969 Ford Mustang convertible and a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro.
The owner of both the building and the cars, Indar Bhan, is devastated. Not because of the money he lost (the property was insured), but because all the money he'll get from the insurer is not enough to cover the loss of the cars he calls “sweet cars.” No people were hurt during the devastating blaze.
“It’s a pretty big loss, but what’s important is that we’re all safe,” Bhan was quoted as saying by the Register Guard.
The firefighters called to respond to the call arrived there only nine minutes after the owner of the building and cars called for help, but there was nothing they could do. The fire (whose cause is yet unknown, but appears to have originated in the garage of the building) had been “going for a while,” as the Fire/Rescue Capt. Chris Heppel said, eating away at “hundreds of thousands” of dollars in property.