Barnett-Miron Enterprises, Inc. v. Roneal Martin, Inc
In Barnett-Miron Enterprises, Inc. v. Roneal Martin, Inc., 742 S.W.2d 530, 532 (Tex. App.--Fort Worth 1987, no pet.), the jury found the bailee failed to act in a reasonably prudent manner, but such failure was not the proximate cause of the loss to the appellee of its skis. Id.
The bailee perhaps erred in either delivering the skis to a third party or allowing the third party to have possession of them; however, the proximate cause of the loss of the skis was a fire, not caused by the fault of the third party or the bailee. Id.
"It was an 'explained' fire. That being true, the presumption of loss due to fault on the part of the bailee is overcome." Id.