[pics incl] A crew arrived and removed the fire damaged cabinets (wish I had thought to take a photo). The BACKS of the cabinets were burned! You cannot really “see” the smoke damage in the photo but all the insulation and wood (these were BEHIND the drywall) are just covered in ash. [ Kitchen fire: http://blog.scottsontherocks.com/blog/2015/01/14/kitchen-fire-011415/]
The contractor showed me where “the fire licked the insulation and beams), including up in the soffet and down behind the dishwasher. The dishwasher will be replaced too. We are using it to remove soot from dishes, etc but the motor it’s not happy about it and it odiously full of smoke because it smells. I figure I’ll have to rewash all the stuff again later but we are making a mess touching stuff and spreading it around where they have already cleaned.