Dear Mr. Robert,
We would like to inform you that fire broke out in the basement of our building yesterday morning. The blaze was spotted early and the fire brigade managed to bring it under control half an hour later. Still we estimate that some USD5,000 worth of stock was damaged.
The fire brigade reckons that the fire was probably caused by a short circuit. It was fortunate that one of our men spotted the fire early. Otherwise the damage would have been more extensive.
Please send your man to come and inspect the damage and also send us the necessary claims forms. Thank you.