However - all people, goats, chickens, bucks and 8 does were safe, and no damage was done to the house.
What happened? Heat lamp + goat. Basically the heat lamp in the goats room wasn't high enough or anchored well enough or the goats were being goats. But somehow the heat lamp got knocked down into a corner. The focused heat caught fire to a piece of fiberglass roofing material that was being used as a ground barrier. The fire then raced across the back of the storage shed to the rabbitry building. Hay + thin wood + pvc caused a very hot, fast fire. Luckily I had the help of an unknown stranger who was there as fast as I was and the fire department is only a block away.
While this is devastating and heart breaking it could have been worse. I will rebuild, but it will take some time and some help (both financially and with labor). I believe that raising rabbits is a good thing, I think this area is looking for that resource and I still would like to provide it.
I want to thank Kelly, Josh and Connor Spencer for not only coming to my aid, but for taking down the structure and taking care of the cleanup. I do not have words for how grateful I am - you guys are amazing.
If there is something greater than thanks I want that for my Sister Shelby. Not only did she drop everything and come from Vashon to help me, she coordinated with the Spencers to be there and took care of all the details of what needed to go where and all. The biggest thing though was dealing with me I think. Thank you. I guess I left that part out of the story - I had been very sick the week prior to this, bronchitis. I also had stitches in my hand from a yard accident the previous weekend. Being sick and inhaling the smoke cause a full asthma attack during the aftermath of the fire. The medics wanted me to go to the hospital, Sis got to deal with me at home instead. I am very grateful as hard as it was for me to not help with the clean up that she enforced me staying out of it. I will admit just this once - 'you were right'.
Thank you again to everyone for your support and understanding.