I can't believe that tomorrow will be 5 weeks from the fire. We have truly been getting by 5 minutes at a time so it is hard to fathom that much time has gone by.
Once the fire was under control one of the firefighters brought out our cameras. They happened to be in the kitchen since I had used mine earlier in the day. My camera was wrapped in a Domke Protective Wrap and it saved my camera. The wrap was wet, smelly and filthy but when I took my camera out of the wrap it had some water but had it not been wrapped it would have been ruined from all the water and debris the kitchen table received. I brought my camera to our local Nikon certified service center and they removed the moisture that did get in. Thank you Strauss Photo-Tech!! If you don't have a wrap for your camera I highly recommend it! Sometimes I just want to put my camera in a tote bag and go and I always wrap it before I do and Domke wraps are fantastic for this, they cushion your camera and keep it safe. My husband's camera wasn't wrapped and his camera smells horribly of smoke. We are now seeing if the company that is working on our electronics can get out the smell and if not then he will be buying a new camera. I got my camera back last Saturday and I have taken some pictures of the progress going on at the house that I will be sharing soon. Here is the picture that I took when the fireman handed me my camera not my best but pretty good for a camera with some water in it. If you look in the window to the left of the front door you can see there was still some flames in the house.
**I am not affiliated with Domke in anyway I just wanted to let you know of my experience. I believe in promoting good products and this one is fantastic!