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2014-03-11 10:47:50 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Well, rents are going to go up again.


The rents always go up.
 
2014-03-11 10:48:20 PM  

o'really: I'm betting on arson. Anarchists, ftl.


It's the Vox Populi.

Or those bullies at Communist Martyrs High School.
 
2014-03-11 10:49:28 PM  

Theaetetus: thehobbes: Did the hipsters revolt against google finally?

My first thought too. Was this going to become more high-priced apartments for programmers, pushing out more of the poorer folks in the city?


Happening in Seattle too. Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are really driving the prices up. I lost my job and had to leave the city, now I'm trying to get back and can't afford it. Average price of apartment near work in South Lake Union is $2200. Newer buildings in Lower Queen Anne and Pioneer Square are $1500 for studio, then up to $3000+. We're looking out in the burbs and still having a hard time.
 
2014-03-11 10:51:48 PM  
If your building burns, I'm sorry.

Unless, if your building created a 20+ second, unstoppable, un-mute-able-from-the-player video ad. In which case, let the motherfarker burn.
 
2014-03-11 10:52:05 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Gosling: Found the number. The tire fire was 106-alarm. It took ten counties' worth of fire departments to put the damn thing out.

That's not a 106 alarm fire. It took units or personnel from 106 departments


Out this way, you've basically got one alarm to a town anyway. You might call it a 'general alarm', but I would prefer getting the exact number, because really, 'three departments' and '106 departments' are absolutely not the same thing and shouldn't be treated as such.

This is the fire I'm talking about:

j-walkblog.com

webecoist.momtastic.com
 
2014-03-11 10:53:17 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: /San Francisco is having a bad day


We also had GitHub and Twitter outages, although in terms of productivity loss they probably cancel each other out.
 
2014-03-11 10:54:57 PM  

meow said the dog: We have done the finding of the plane of Malaysia.


I made the same joke to my husband. Too soon after 9/11, he said.
 
2014-03-11 10:55:34 PM  
If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some anti-flammable flowers in your hair.

/been drinking
 
2014-03-11 10:57:56 PM  
Well, I have TEN LLAMAS right here
s29.postimg.org
Beat you by four..
 
2014-03-11 10:59:09 PM  
Gabbert trade must be official.
 
2014-03-11 11:00:29 PM  
I almost saw emotion on Cheryl Jennings . . . Botox . . . err face.
 
2014-03-11 11:00:57 PM  

PowerSlacker: [v4s1.yimg.com image 384x221]


Yup, I hope that entire shiat-hole burns to the ground.
 
2014-03-11 11:01:03 PM  
If anyone has the balls, could you please wake me when and if this becomes a 69 alarm fire?
 
2014-03-11 11:01:08 PM  
I work down the street. Wow, it was big.
 
2014-03-11 11:02:26 PM  
Homer: Five-alarm chili, eh?
Ned: Uh-huh.
Homer: [eats some] One, two... hey, what's the big idea?
Ned: Oh, I admit it. It's only two-alarm, two-and-a-half, tops. I just wanted to be a big man in front of the kids.
Todd: Daddy? Are you going to jail?
Ned: We'll see, son. We'll see.
-- "El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Homer"
 
2014-03-11 11:03:10 PM  
(Well, the  LINK says "two alarm", anyway)
 
2014-03-11 11:03:59 PM  

Gosling: Peter von Nostrand: Gosling: Found the number. The tire fire was 106-alarm. It took ten counties' worth of fire departments to put the damn thing out.

That's not a 106 alarm fire. It took units or personnel from 106 departments

Out this way, you've basically got one alarm to a town anyway. You might call it a 'general alarm', but I would prefer getting the exact number, because really, 'three departments' and '106 departments' are absolutely not the same thing and shouldn't be treated as such.

This is the fire I'm talking about:


Back when they dipped their beards or neckerchief in water and stuffed it in their mouth to filter the smoke, they called it an all hands fire
 
2014-03-11 11:05:17 PM  

Theaetetus: Shostie: Huh. I didn't realize there was such a thing as a 6-alarm fire. I thought they topped out at 5. Like hurricanes.

It refers to the number of regional companies brought in. Three companies, three alarm. Six companies, six alarm, etc.

thehobbes: Did the hipsters revolt against google finally?

My first thought too. Was this going to become more high-priced apartments for programmers, pushing out more of the poorer folks in the city?


It's in Mission Bay, formerly warehouses. It's the last large section of open(ish) land in San Francisco. It's all new housing. No one is being pushed out.
 
2014-03-11 11:05:22 PM  

Bob Falfa: Scary stuff.


You worked there, didn't you?

/obscure?
 
2014-03-11 11:06:40 PM  
How alarmed should we be?

Fark: 6 alarm fire
URL: 2 alarm fire
Headline: massive blaze
Article: multiple alarm fire

Glad we cleared that up.
 
2014-03-11 11:10:41 PM  

SomeAmerican: How alarmed should we be?

Fark: 6 alarm fire
URL: 2 alarm fire
Headline: massive blaze
Article: multiple alarm fire

Glad we cleared that up.


fire bad.
 
2014-03-11 11:11:17 PM  
Latest reports I read state it looks to be abating. Just running out of fuel to burn.
 
2014-03-11 11:11:45 PM  

SomeAmerican: How alarmed should we be?

Fark: 6 alarm fire
URL: 2 alarm fire
Headline: massive blaze
Article: multiple alarm fire

Glad we cleared that up.


SFGate.com had it as a five alarm, but that's the Chronicle, so who knows really.
 
2014-03-11 11:13:33 PM  
The man on the street questioned Sweet Brown and shd said:

Ain't nobody got time for that
Ain't nobody got time for that
Ain't nobody got time, ain't nobody got time
Ain't nobody got time for that
Well, I woke up to go get me a cold pop
Then I thought somebody was BBQing
I said, "Oh, lord Jesus it's a fire!"
Then I ran out, I didn't grab no shoes or nothing Jesus
I ran for my life
Ain't nobody got time for that
Ain't nobody got time for that
Ain't nobody got time, ain't nobody got time
Ain't nobody got time for that
I said, "Oh, lord Jesus it's a fire."
I said, "Oh, lord Jesus it's a fire."
I said, "Oh, lord Jesus it's a fire."
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, it's a fire.
I said, "Oh, lord Jesus it's a fire."
I said, "Oh, lord Jesus it's a fire."
I said, "Oh, lord Jesus it's a fire."
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.
Ain't nobody got time for that
Ain't nobody got time for that
Ain't nobody got time, ain't nobody got time
Ain't nobody got time for that
 
2014-03-11 11:14:17 PM  

meow said the dog: We have done the finding of the plane of Malaysia.


Wow, it was WAY off course.
 
2014-03-11 11:16:22 PM  
Good thing it wasn't a steel building.  Fire would have collapsed that sucker upon itself in free fall time in mere seconds.
 
2014-03-11 11:16:29 PM  
I live in a small town in Oklahoma, we had a block fire back in the 1980's where two of the buildings were about 6 floors with no fire breaks...The problem was compounded by a pawn shop on the ground floor.  They had tens of thousands of rounds of ammo in the store...The fire department had to back off and wait for it to stop going off before they could move in to stop the fire.  Even worse the building partly collapsed and nearly killed the firemen standing near it.
 
2014-03-11 11:17:40 PM  

lizyrd: violentsalvation: How many alarms do they have? I thought the scale topped out at five.

It depends on the city. Where I work, after the second alarm it becomes a "general alarm." But I work in a smaller city.

The first alarm brings 2 engines, 1 truck, and 1 ambulance (the ambulance guys are going to work as firefighters). A second alarm brings another engine, another truck, and another ambulance. It also calls back 16 off-duty guys to man reserve equipment and cover the city. A general alarm calls back all off-duty guys and pulls in mutual aid from surrounding towns. A bigger city like SF will be able to strike as many multiple alarms as they have resources to commit to the fire.


This.
In Dallas (TX) they go to 7 alarm.
1st Alarm - 3 engines, 2 trucks, 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 MICU
2nd Alarm - 3 more engines, 2 more trucks, 2 more Battalion Chiefs, another MICU, 1 Arson Inv,, Division Chief, Air Truck
3rd Alarm - 3 more engines, 1 more truck,1 more Batallion Chief,  Deputy Chief, Public Info Officer, MICU Supv and other support staff
4th Alarm and above - usually 3 additional engines and maybe 1 additional truck for each alarm.

If you are interested you can follow online - runs updated every 60 seconds.

http://www.box4.org/incident/current.cgi
 
2014-03-11 11:18:23 PM  
They still trying to get Dorner to come out?
 
2014-03-11 11:19:03 PM  
San Francisco firefighters DO NOT MESS AROUND. I lived in a 1900 era Victorian - those 3 story fire traps sure are pretty - and a neighbors house caught fire. It was like Seal Team 6. They attack fires like they'll burn down the whole neighborhood, which they will, because embers tend to start more fires, like what happened today- it looked like the roof of the UCSF building three block away started to smoke.
 
2014-03-11 11:22:07 PM  
FARK. Im out on the rig. Anyone got an iPhone friendly  feed link?
 
2014-03-11 11:23:40 PM  

o'really: I'm betting on arson. Anarchists, ftl.


Much more likely to be a construction mishap.  We had a huge half-built condo complex burn down here a couple years ago.  It took out part of the identical, recently-completed and inhabited complex next door.

Turned out it was due to some poorly-paid idiot not watching what he was doing while installing plumbing with a blowtorch.
 
2014-03-11 11:25:02 PM  
Maybe for a short time the entire city of Frisco won't smell like piss and shiat.
 
2014-03-11 11:25:23 PM  
Not exactly a shocker.  With so many flamers nearby there was bound to be a fire at some point.
 
2014-03-11 11:26:46 PM  
I know exactly no one in Frisco, so other than not wanting anyone to die the whole city can burn for all I care.
 
2014-03-11 11:27:10 PM  

violentsalvation: How many alarms do they have? I thought the scale topped out at five.


Gentrification!
 
2014-03-11 11:27:43 PM  
static.ddmcdn.com

Suspect considered a serial arsonist responsible for at least one other major blaze in another city
 
2014-03-11 11:33:48 PM  
StopLurkListen:It's in Mission Bay, formerly warehouses. It's the last large section of open(ish) land in San Francisco. It's all new housing. No one is being pushed out.

As far as I know, there's no suggestion of arson, but what you write doesn't really rule it out.

Most of the anti-tech protests to date are misdirected at the middle class engineers (who might just have afforded one of these units), while giving a pass to the execs, marketing types, etc. who are actually wealthy and have a bigger impact.
 
2014-03-11 11:34:04 PM  

ThatDarkFellow: Suspect considered a serial arsonist responsible for at least one other major blaze in another city


Well they need to grill the suspect.
 
2014-03-11 11:38:04 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: o'really: I'm betting on arson. Anarchists, ftl.

Much more likely to be a construction mishap.  We had a huge half-built condo complex burn down here a couple years ago.  It took out part of the identical, recently-completed and inhabited complex next door.

Turned out it was due to some poorly-paid idiot not watching what he was doing while installing plumbing with a blowtorch.


I had just moved out of that complex - Riverwalk in Conshy; two of the five completed buildings burned to the ground. That was an eight-alarm fire, if I remember correctly. No one was killed but lots of people lost their pets. No sprinklers in the attics.
 
2014-03-11 11:40:55 PM  

Gosling: Found the number. The tire fire was 106-alarm. It took ten counties' worth of fire departments to put the damn thing out.


That's one big tire.
 
2014-03-11 11:41:25 PM  
static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-11 11:42:38 PM  
Fire in the disco. Fire in the taco bell. Fire in the disco. Fire in the gates of hell.

/Don't you want to know how we keep starting fires?
//It's my desire, It's my desire, It's my desire
 
2014-03-11 11:46:50 PM  

Cerebral Infarktion: [static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x360]


Well done sir.
 
2014-03-11 11:55:35 PM  

Elfich: Cerebral Infarktion: [static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x360]

Well done sir.


Obviously in jest and hoping everyone comes out alright. Still, surprised it took so long.
 
2014-03-12 12:03:48 AM  
Missed a "This is not a repeat from 1906" opportunity.
 
2014-03-12 12:05:30 AM  

invictus2: stand still there's a spark in your hair


Get it! Get it! Get it!
 
2014-03-12 12:21:45 AM  
This is a repeat of the Santana Row fire in San Jose nearly a decade ago. Like that one, this is a large mixed commercial-residential development where the street-level commercial space is made of reinforced concrete, while the residential portion above is almost entirely wood framed, and the fireproof panels don't get installed until after all the utility work gets done.

Also flying embers igniting other buildings happened then too.

Why high density residential isn't built to the same standard as commercial when they're part of the same building, I have no idea.
 
2014-03-12 12:31:21 AM  
I know that probably 93% of non NYC area Farkers are probably within 3 miles of this fire, but seriously, who cares?
 
2014-03-12 12:36:57 AM  
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/GIS sucks.
 
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