12-28-2019, 06:37 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I had a little excitement today that I gladly could have done without. I was working on my computer at the shop when I thought that I smelled smoke. I opened a door to one of my storage rooms and smoke billowed out; I definitely had a situation on my hands. I could not see a fire nor could I see where the smoke was coming from so, I called 911. The fire department arrived in about two minutes (I am impressed) and determined that the fire was in the unit next to me.  The used some sort of saw to gain access to that unit and they also poked holes in the roof. It took maybe 30 minutes to put out the fire and another hour before we were allowed back inside. Firemen were still present when I left for the day.

I am glad that I went into the shop today. It could have been really bad.

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 12-28-2019, 07:12 PM
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(12-28-2019, 06:37 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I had a little excitement today that I gladly could have done without. I was working on my computer at the shop when I thought that I smelled smoke. I opened a door to one of my storage rooms and smoke billowed out; I definitely had a situation on my hands. I could not see a fire nor could I see where the smoke was coming from so, I called 911. The fire department arrived in about two minutes (I am impressed) and determined that the fire was in the unit next to me.  The used some sort of saw to gain access to that unit and they also poked holes in the roof. It took maybe 30 minutes to put out the fire and another hour before we were allowed back inside. Firemen were still present when I left for the day.

I am glad that I went into the shop today. It could have been really bad.

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Glad YOU are ok Phil!! Glad everything is alright!


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 12-28-2019, 07:56 PM
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  • evnpar
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I'm glad that you and your shop are OK, and I hope your products don't smell like smoke.

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 12-28-2019, 07:58 PM
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All I can say is: well done! You and the Fire Dept. are examples how anyone should manage these situations.

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 12-28-2019, 07:59 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Thanks. The roofers are coming out tomorrow at 9 am. Rain is in the forecast for Monday.

I plan on driving in later tonight just to check on everything.

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 12-28-2019, 08:03 PM
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(12-28-2019, 07:56 PM)evnpar Wrote: I'm glad that you and your shop are OK, and I hope your products don't smell like smoke.

Thank you Richard. I think everything will be ok.

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 12-28-2019, 08:16 PM
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You're fortunate it didn't happen in the middle of the night.  It would have been much worse if you had not been there to detect it early.  I'm glad you didn't have any damage.

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 12-28-2019, 08:21 PM
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(12-28-2019, 07:58 PM)lloydrm Wrote: All I can say is: well done! You and the Fire Dept. are examples how anyone should manage these situations.

Thank you! The fire department was really impressive. That is a very well run unit.

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 12-29-2019, 02:02 AM
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As my beloved wife says; everything happen for a reason. If you hadn't been there when you were - say, had gone out a few minutes -  things could have gotten a lot worse. I'm impressed with the reaction time for the firefighters; I live just under a statute mile (1.5 km) from the local fire station, and the best they will guarantee is five minutes.

Hopefully the roofers will beat the rain.

I am, admittedly, curious as to what started the fire; I'm assuming no one was present in the unit next to yours since they didn't call the fire department themselves.

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 12-29-2019, 03:48 AM
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I am glad that the damage was not worse, Phil and that everyone is ok. Best wishes for a happy and successful 2020.

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 12-29-2019, 04:14 AM
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(12-28-2019, 08:16 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: You're fortunate it didn't happen in the middle of the night.  It would have been much worse if you had not been there to detect it early.  I'm glad you didn't have any damage.

Definitely, it could have been really bad. My eyes and sinuses are definitely still irritated but, it could have been so much worse.

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 12-29-2019, 04:23 AM
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(12-29-2019, 02:02 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: As my beloved wife says; everything happen for a reason. If you hadn't been there when you were - say, had gone out a few minutes -  things could have gotten a lot worse. I'm impressed with the reaction time for the firefighters; I live just under a statute mile (1.5 km) from the local fire station, and the best they will guarantee is five minutes.

Hopefully the roofers will beat the rain.

I am, admittedly, curious as to what started the fire; I'm assuming no one was present in the unit next to yours since they didn't call the fire department themselves.

The fire house is only 3 blocks away so that definitely helps. The running theory is that the fire was caused by a lithium battery. The unit in question was charging a bunch of devices in their kitchen area (it is an ambulance service) while they were all out on call.

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 12-29-2019, 04:23 AM
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(12-29-2019, 03:48 AM)primotenore Wrote: I am glad that the damage was not worse, Phil and that everyone is ok. Best wishes for a happy and successful 2020.

Thank you Primo

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 12-29-2019, 04:41 AM
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  • chazt
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Phil, it’s a relief to know that you’re safe and that your business seems to survived the incident relatively unscathed. Collective sigh of relief! All good wishes to you as we close out ‘19 and welcome ‘20. Now go get some sleep!

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 12-29-2019, 05:08 AM
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(12-29-2019, 04:41 AM)chazt Wrote: Phil, it’s a relief to know that you’re safe and that your business seems to survived the incident relatively unscathed. Collective sigh of relief! All good wishes to you as we close out ‘19 and welcome ‘20. Now go get some sleep!

Thank you Charlie. I woke up at 4:00 with a sinus headache; I suspect it’s from the smoke. So, I’m watching Green Hornet reruns downstairs while my wife sleeps.

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 12-29-2019, 06:09 AM
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Close call Phil! Glad you have such a responsive fire unit close by.

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 12-29-2019, 07:07 AM
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(12-29-2019, 04:41 AM)chazt Wrote: Phil, it’s a relief to know that you’re safe and that your business seems to survived the incident relatively unscathed. Collective sigh of relief! All good wishes to you as we close out ‘19 and welcome ‘20. Now go get some sleep!


+1

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 12-29-2019, 10:05 AM
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Did someone say “ Fire Sale “  Biggrin Seriously Phil I’m glad your shop and you are doing ok.

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 12-29-2019, 10:10 AM
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  • Harvey
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Wow Phil...also glad all is well...probably because you are such a HOT business man that the fire department got over there ASAP...just like the way you do business....take care and 2020 will be a great year

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 12-29-2019, 11:24 AM
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Glad everything's ok Phil. Hey did you gain any new business with those firemen?. They have to be pretty much clean shaven so all their breathing gear will seal properly when they wear it. Happy Holiday's buddy.

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