Neil Young's burned warehouse -- image via Mercury News/Anda ChuEnlarge Photo
A fire in a San Carlos, California warehouse started at 2:55 a.m. local time this morning, and by the time the conflagration was under control at 3:45 a.m., Neil Young had lost $800,000 in classic cars and musical equipment.
At least that's the early conclusion--the local news report from Mercury News says that "at least" one of Young's collector cars was damaged in the fire, and that the condition of the remaining cars and musical equipment hasn't yet been released. Belmont-San Carlos Fire Chief Doug Fry says firefighters saved "up to 70 percent" of the warehouse's contents, including six of Young's cars.
The warehouse itself was heavily charred, causing an estimated $300,000 in damages to the 10,000-square-foot facility.