Bass player and new bride had a blow out to celebrate the holidays. After the party was over, she asked him to take the ashes out. He puts them in an ash pile. A couple of hours later, the place is burning. Everyone is safe,they now live at a motel. I had some personal gear there. When he called us, he told Laura, saying, "Well,Paul's played some smokey bars over the years, right?" He had a lot of band gear, since we rehearsed there,but a professional cleaning company is taking care of most of that. All will be OK. But, it still makes me laugh. And he feels like a shamed puppy.