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- Posted on Nov 10th 2010 12:15PM by Farah Ishaq
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The fire broke out in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the 10,000 sq ft Quarry Road warehouse where Young has stored guitars, paintings, photographs and some of his collection of classic cars for several years.
Fire Marshal Jim Palisi confirmed to the San Francisco Chronicle that "a lot of it is musical instruments and electronic equipment. It's very expensive."
He added, "Neil Young did come down to the scene and was very appreciative of the firefighters for saving as much as they could," Fire Chief Doug Fry said about the La Honda resident. Young lives on Broken Arrow Ranch, named after one of his Buffalo Springfield tracks.
Fry also said that up to 70 percent of Young's possessions were luckily salvaged from the industrial site blaze -- including six of his vintage cars -- however the singer's spokesperson has yet to confirm which items may have been lost.
Building damages are likely to bring the cost of the fire to just over $1m (£621,000), although the fire is not being treated as suspicious.
Only time will tell if the fire damages will delay the creation and release of the Canadian's ongoing Archives project.
'Chrome Dreams', 'Homegrown' and 'Oceanside-Countryside' were said to be amongst the previously unreleased albums being recreated for Archives Volume 2 this year, whilst archivists dug through press cuttings, photographs and other memorabilia from the 1972-early 80s period.