So ... we had a fire in the basement. A can of turpentine, a few old rags, a plastic bowl with the turpentine-soaked rage hanging over the edge. And a few hours later, the turpentine and the fibers of the old rags spontaneously combust. The fire department was there in minutes, and they put out the fire, and now the house reeks.
I am off to spend the next 3 days in the Berkshires while the insurance adjuster and the house restoration guys do their thing with cleaning and air purifiers, etc.