Draper house explodes into flames, hospitalizing homeowner

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  • AngelaR Lehi, Ut
    July 26, 2014 3:08 p.m.

    I am astounded at your post! Either you are extremely callous, or you are the luckiest person in the world that has never dealt with tragedy. Insurance will never fully cover everything. Check your policy. Even some of the best insurance coverage out there only covers a percentage of loss (like 70% of foundation etc.). Also, probably less than 1% of us list everything on our policy. So clothing, dishes, electronics, toys, keepsakes... have no reimbursement unless you have kept the receipts to every item off site. Even then, the BEST case scenario would be current market value (unless you pay a substantial amount more per month for "replacement" value). So that computer your family uses every day, unless you bought it last month, it is probably worth zero in CMV.
    Insurance will get you a portion of your homes value, none of your personal effects, and nothing for your emotional stress and displacement. A fund to help somebody get back on their feet and bridge the insurance gap, is very much needed. I sincerely hope you never need a fund set up for you, but if you do, I hope a stranger doesn't question your need for help.

  • Most Truthful and Patriotic Layton, UT
    July 26, 2014 10:46 a.m.

    Can someone explain what the fund is for?
    Did this family have no life insurance, health insurance or insurance on the home?

    The children are now eligible for Social Security benefits until age 18.

  • livinglife Draper, UT
    July 25, 2014 10:21 p.m.

    There is a fund set up at Wells Fargo Bank in the name of Sara L Broadhurst 0594 You can donate at any branch in the nation. Thank you for all of your help. They are devastate and have lost literally everything.

  • B1essed Lehi, Ut
    July 25, 2014 5:11 p.m.

    Sending Prayers to the family.

    If someone does set up a fund, can you please post the phone number to the bank/branch? Or if a friend or family member can post here that it needs to be done, we can get one started for them.

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    July 25, 2014 5:00 p.m.

    The house that exploded is 15082; the house numbers are clearly visible on Google Street View. It's the only home in the entire neighborhood with that metal outside stairway.

    Misquoting the address could cause someone a lot of problems.

  • Blue and White Provo, UT
    July 25, 2014 1:47 p.m.

    Thoughts and prayers go out to this family at this time. Hopefully a fund of some kind can be set up to help them get back on their feet. I can't even imagine how awful that would be. Help them out if you can.