You don’t want to wait until your house is on fire to make your emergency plans. Unfortunately, most businesses that lose their paper files to fire NEVER REOPEN. Insurance can replace a structure, but it can’t replace your customer and financial files.
There is a terrific preservation organization based in Mass that was created to protect historical document artifacts. Read more about the Northeast Document Conservation Center http://andover.patch.com/articles/local-document-center-protects-history-from-disaster