Warburton fire

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  1. DCB

    DCB Pianissimo User

    Mar 10, 2004
    N. Florida
    This happened last night in Central Florida.
    > Bill Bridges
    > SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- It took firefighters from three different
    > counties
    > to put out a house fire in a remote section of Seminole County after they
    > ran
    > out of water. The homeowner was left to go through hundreds of thousands
    > of
    > dollars in uninsured damage.
    > It took Terry Warburton decades to build a successful international
    > business
    > manufacturing trumpet parts, but an overnight blaze leveled his
    > livelihood.
    > "It's so bad," Warburton said, tossing aside damaged equipment.
    > Warburton spent Wednesday morning looking for anything he could salvage of
    > the building that housed his home and his factory, but the news kept
    > getting
    > worse.
    > "My mother and father's urns, I could live losing everything else except
    > then," Warburton said.
    > A few hours earlier, Warburton watched as the inferno consumed everything
    > he
    > had worked so hard to attain, all of it after, he thinks, a malfunctioning
    > air conditioner caught fire overnight.
    > Firefighters from five different departments could do little to save
    > anything, thanks to a lack of municipal water service in the rural Black
    > Hammock
    > area north of Oviedo.
    > "They trade some of the luxuries of an urban lifestyle to living in a
    > rural
    > area. So it's just an accepted risk for most, I think," said Battalion
    > Chief
    > Dennis Miller, Seminole County Fire Rescue.
    > Warburton estimates his business lost three quarters of a million dollars
    > in
    > merchandise and equipment, which was paid off and not insured. But this
    > isn't
    > the first time he's had nothing.
    > In 1980, Warburton started his business with a machine and tools that are
    > the only things that survived, and he has every intention to put them to
    > use
    > when he goes back to work.
    > "It'll be less than a month and I'll be manufacturing again. Do a follow
    > up
    > story. Trust me, I'll do it," he said.
    > According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, because the house simply
    > burned to the ground there isn't enough evidence to find a specific cause,
    > but
    > they have ruled it accidental.
    > No one was injured.


    Lets pray for Terry, his family and fellow workers (KT).
  2. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

    Jun 15, 2005
    Flagstaff, AZ
    What a sad story. I'm glad to see he can still keep such a positive attitude about it though. I think if i we're him I'd probably just give up and go to work for another company.
  3. FlugelFlyer

    FlugelFlyer Piano User

    Dec 15, 2003
    Palos Park, IL
    Warning, my rare ethics lesson ahead:

    Seeing Warburton's factory burn down has partially led me to switch back to the Warburton 3XD top I was playing on and order the 9* backbore I've wanted to try once my paychecks aren't going into repairs on my truck. If any of you have just felt the itch to try a Warburton, now is the time to do it because Terry and company could use your business!

    [edit: hey, I just noticed this was post 200 without even trying! :-o ]
  4. DCB

    DCB Pianissimo User

    Mar 10, 2004
    N. Florida
    Everyone can also help by buying some of there new valve oil... it is supposed to be amazing. I bought a 3 pack. There is also a way to donate directly to Terry.


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