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Homeowner remains hopeful with music after fire damages home

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64-year-old Buzz Vineyard, lost almost everything in that fire, and he's using music to get back on his feet. 64-year-old Buzz Vineyard, lost almost everything in that fire, and he's using music to get back on his feet.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Fire investigators are still sorting through evidence to figure out the exact cause of a fire that destroyed a Spokane man's home late last week.

The homeowner, 64-year-old Buzz Vineyard, lost almost everything in that fire, and he's using music to get back on his feet.

Vineyard says an electrical short started a fire in his home on Thursday, November 20.

"I ran into the bathroom and grabbed a bucket of water and threw it on it but by the time I got back the whole wall, it was up to the ceiling and I go 'just get out of here man' and grabbed my phone on the way out and called 911," said Vineyard.

Now, his belongings lay on his front lawn, and his damaged guitars in his shop. Charred and busted in the fire, Buzz's guitars are broken.

"It's my whole life man, I've been building since 1972," said Vineyard. "I've abandoned every other manner of earning a living to dedicate myself to what I know I should be doing which is a luthier, which is a guitar maker."

Vineyard lost electricity to his shop during the fire, and is working to get that fixed before he fixes his guitars.

He also says he's going to figure out a way to make the house livable again.

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