Wheeeew, that was one hellacious structure fire in the city of Spanish Angels last evening

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  1. Phan Neepack

    Phan Neepack Well-Known Member

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    Flames consumed the seven-story, wood-framed structure and scorched adjacent high-rises before being brought under control within 90 minutes.

    By afternoon, firefighters were still pouring water into the site to completely extinguish flames, and arson investigators had yet to enter the structure, Deputy Chief Joseph Castro said.

    He added finding the cause will be a long process.

    The fire's radiant heat was strong enough to burst or crack windows in three nearby buildings that house city and county offices, including the city Department of Water and Power, which reported cracks in at least 160 of its 10-by-4-foot windows.

    Three floors of one adjacent building were damaged by fire, and 14 other floors sustained water damage. That building was closed for the day.

    Embers spewed from the fire landed across a freeway, stopping traffic, igniting brush and charring traffic signs.

    Portions of U.S. 101 and Interstate 110 were shut down for a time as burning debris fell into lanes. Commuter traffic ? slow-moving on good days ? remained jammed long after rush hour, with vehicles backed up for miles even after the freeways reopened.

    The burned structure, still in the framing stage, was planned to be a 1.3 million-square-foot residential building ? one of a series of very large complexes that have gone up around downtown in recent years.

    The so-called Da Vinci was to be an Italianate 526-unit complex with amenities such as a pool, full-sized basketball court, library, theater and business center.

    The developer, Geoffrey Palmer, pooped his pants upon hearing the tragic news
     
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    That is a pussy with talent o_O

    I covered the fire much better in my thread :fil:
     
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    My long distance shot was more poignant
     
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    True dat.
    It is a fine picture sir :hat:
     
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    Great White fire > That fire
     
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    Arson is a hell of a drug
     
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    Environmental terrorists.
    We should bomb them o_O
     
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    geo Well-Known Member

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    was there any rioting/looting to accompany such a sweet fire?
     
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    Nope.

    That's just one of the reasons it looks like terrorists.

    Besides its was too fracking hot to get near for looting. o_O