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(LA Times)   Large fire burning in New York City skyscraper. This is not a repeat from 1945   (latimes.com ) divider line
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2014-06-06 11:19:26 PM  

Giltric: Was there any closer news agencies that could report this? Junction City Daily Union maybe?


Why is link from the LA times?
 
2014-06-06 11:20:09 PM  
Jaden Smith First of His Name

I hope this doesn't affect the supply of shirtwaists.

(shudder)

/ too soon, man.
 
2014-06-06 11:20:28 PM  
We didn't start the fire.
 
2014-06-06 11:20:32 PM  
Any body else getting Twitter reports about a large ape climbing the Empire State Building?
 
2014-06-06 11:21:17 PM  
OJ was in Towering Inferno.
 
2014-06-06 11:25:07 PM  
A TGI Friday's? Now, that's a real heartbreaker.
 
2014-06-06 11:25:52 PM  
ANOTHER OVEREXPOSURE JUST HIT RED LOBSTER

/The sites hosting these photos are changing their content by the minute as everyone realizes they got had.
 
2014-06-06 11:26:28 PM  

erik-k: Meanwhile in TFA's side panel: 5-alarm fire in Staten Island house

Have I timewarped back to April 1st? How the heck can a house fire turn into a 5-alarm inferno that hurts 35 people and takes 8 hours to put out?


Overstaffing is required due to being in an area where residents can eat breakfast and see what their neighbors had for dinner last night. It is more about protecting neighboring structures before the whole block goes; as well as evacuating an occupied involved structure.
 
2014-06-06 11:28:03 PM  

BalugaJoe: We didn't start the fire.


Porno for Pyros
 
2014-06-06 11:32:35 PM  
BalugaJoe

OJ was in Towering Inferno.

He heard the fire was selling his stuff.
 
2014-06-06 11:34:25 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: I hope this doesn't affect the supply of shirtwaists.


Wow. Your comment is interesting and terrible at the same time. It's tinteresting.
 
2014-06-06 11:44:18 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Dimensio: Nem Wan: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.

Is that true?

Yes, it's true. This man has no dick.


Well that's what I heard!
 
2014-06-06 11:46:37 PM  

Nightjars: How do you even notice a six-story building in Manhattan?


Be poor
 
2014-06-06 11:56:55 PM  

zjoik: Nightjars: How do you even notice a six-story building in Manhattan?

Be poor


Six-story buildings are very common because that's the tallest they can be without requiring an elevator and a bunch of other more expensive stuff (like fireproofing).
 
2014-06-06 11:57:09 PM  
cybermonkeydeathsquad.com
 
2014-06-07 12:00:59 AM  
CHICKEN WIRE AND PATIO STEPPING STONES FOR EVERYONE!!!!!

First Martin St. Louis' mom dies and now this.

The Rangers are winning the Stanley Cup for sure now...
 
2014-06-07 12:02:57 AM  

KidneyStone: trappedspirit: [i141.photobucket.com image 600x600]

That's funny to people?

I reckon I don't have a sense of humor about it since 6 people in the tiny town I grew up in died in that tragedy.


My friend died after following a chicken across the road.

If I got angry after every time I heard one of those jokes...
 
2014-06-07 12:02:59 AM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Dimensio: Nem Wan: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.

Is that true?

Yes, it's true. This man has no dick.


And I'm going to send him a nice fruit basket.
 
2014-06-07 12:03:16 AM  

KidneyStone: trappedspirit: [i141.photobucket.com image 600x600]

That's funny to people?

I reckon I don't have a sense of humor about it since 6 people in the tiny town I grew up in died in that tragedy.


That was from a "photoshop" thread of a twitter post from AT&T.  I'm not sure people considered it funny so much as inappropriate content for commercialism.
 
2014-06-07 12:10:56 AM  

TommyymmoT: It's a duct fire at a TGI Fridays on the first floor.
No injuries.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-07 12:12:18 AM  

Clay Babcock: No sprinkler system?


Are you kidding? When we lived there our grandfathered building didn't even have fire extinguishers or fire alarms. That was fun when a blaze broke out in a top floor unit and we didn't even know about it until the hallway was filled with smoke and firefighters were already up there breaking windows and stuff.
 
2014-06-07 12:13:22 AM  

Allen262: [upload.wikimedia.org image 800x485]

Wanted for questioning....


I always thought it was a B-17.....

TMYK

/nice one on D-Day
 
2014-06-07 12:21:36 AM  

Clay Babcock: No sprinkler system?


The fire is inside the greasy ducts that Fridays most likely never bothered to have cleaned, as per code.
The fire on the roof is coming out of the exhaust fan

.

FF Mac: Fire in New York City reported by the LA Times.

Maybe someday NYC will get its own Times newspaper.


I got my information from the NY Daily News.
 
2014-06-07 12:24:38 AM  
As per The Daily News 45 minutes ago:

"The restaurant and the duct work were damaged by smoke and flames, but the rest of the building, which has offices and residential units above the restaurant, seemed unscathed, the spokesman said."

Read more:  http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/flames-smoke-spew-high-rise-fire- r ockefeller-center-article-1.1820457#ixzz33vM5kjS9
 
2014-06-07 12:26:29 AM  
So just the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire?

We don't need no water.
 
2014-06-07 12:32:15 AM  

Saturn5: [cybermonkeydeathsquad.com image 440x660]


What's that, 8 stories?
 
2014-06-07 12:36:23 AM  

TommyymmoT: "The restaurant and the duct work were damaged by smoke and flames, but the rest of the building, which has offices and residential units above the restaurant, seemed unscathed, the spokesman said."


I am going to send their ductwork a fruit basket.
 
2014-06-07 12:37:01 AM  

davidphogan: So just the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire?

We don't need no water.


Not the roof,just the fan.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-07 12:45:26 AM  

TheOther: NY skyscraper reminds me of a question:  Why are so many of the critters on Skull Island supersized along with King Kong, but the dinosaurs are basically just regular-sized, for dinosaurs, anyway?


When mammals evolved, they were mouse-sized compared to the much-larger reptilian dinosaurs.  It's not inconceivable that a genetic trigger affected mammals on the island, but not reptiles. I, for one, am holding out for a monster movie that involves a gigantic platypus.

No one can explain that sh*t. Not the Bible, not evolution, not Raelians, not Scientologists.  It has a beak, fur, mammal, lays eggs, poison spurs - it's something that should either not exist or rule the world.
 
2014-06-07 01:02:21 AM  
Why was this new in the LA Times?
 
2014-06-07 01:05:16 AM  
A "two alarm fire".  I've been meaning to look this up for a long time:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple-alarm_fire

Neat.
 
2014-06-07 01:25:02 AM  
At this point it looks like we had a multiple alarm smoke.

/and not a single flame was given that day
 
2014-06-07 02:00:17 AM  
Wait, LA Times is reporting about a fire in a building in New York? DNRTFA, just think that their might have been a better source of the article, like maybe St. Louis Times, or Columbus Register, or maybe, you know, something closer than a few thousand miles from New York.

Does local news exist anymore?
 
2014-06-07 02:00:25 AM  

syrynxx: TheOther: NY skyscraper reminds me of a question:  Why are so many of the critters on Skull Island supersized along with King Kong, but the dinosaurs are basically just regular-sized, for dinosaurs, anyway?

When mammals evolved, they were mouse-sized compared to the much-larger reptilian dinosaurs.  It's not inconceivable that a genetic trigger affected mammals on the island, but not reptiles. I, for one, am holding out for a monster movie that involves a gigantic platypus.

No one can explain that sh*t. Not the Bible, not evolution, not Raelians, not Scientologists.  It has a beak, fur, mammal, lays eggs, poison spurs - it's something that should either not exist or rule the world.


Given the state of Australian cinema, that's definitely one to run past the Australian Film Commission. You could get paid for that idea. There's a local market of 22 million people waiting for that movie.
 
2014-06-07 02:20:39 AM  

davidphogan: So just the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire?

We don't need no water.


That room will be happier without a roof, anyway, right?
 
2014-06-07 02:40:15 AM  

squirrelflavoredyogurt: Wait, LA Times is reporting about a fire in a building in New York? DNRTFA, just think that their might have been a better source of the article, like maybe St. Louis Times, or Columbus Register, or maybe, you know, something closer than a few thousand miles from New York.

Does local news exist anymore?


Yes, but they just redistribute wire stories and press releases.
 
2014-06-07 03:18:07 AM  

syrynxx: TommyymmoT: "The restaurant and the duct work were damaged by smoke and flames, but the rest of the building, which has offices and residential units above the restaurant, seemed unscathed, the spokesman said."

I am going to send their ductwork a fruit basket.


You should make sure the baskets ...

cdn.instructables.com

... are made from duct tape.
 
2014-06-07 03:35:02 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: syrynxx: TommyymmoT: "The restaurant and the duct work were damaged by smoke and flames, but the rest of the building, which has offices and residential units above the restaurant, seemed unscathed, the spokesman said."

I am going to send their ductwork a fruit basket.

You should make sure the baskets ...

[cdn.instructables.com image 620x465]

... are made from duct tape.


Duct tape doesn't actually work on hot air ducts because it dries out very quickly.
A foil tape is usually used.

www.riversidepapercompany.com
 
2014-06-07 03:49:11 AM  

lokis_mentor: erik-k: Meanwhile in TFA's side panel: 5-alarm fire in Staten Island house

Have I timewarped back to April 1st? How the heck can a house fire turn into a 5-alarm inferno that hurts 35 people and takes 8 hours to put out?

Overstaffing is required due to being in an area where residents can eat breakfast and see what their neighbors had for dinner last night. It is more about protecting neighboring structures before the whole block goes; as well as evacuating an occupied involved structure.



What the LA Times article fails to mention is that the fire involved 3 townhouses that had 4 apartments per townhouse.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/nyfd-24-injured-staten-island-bla ze -24003925
 
2014-06-07 03:49:31 AM  

KidneyStone: trappedspirit: [i141.photobucket.com image 600x600]

That's funny to people?

I reckon I don't have a sense of humor about it since 6 people in the tiny town I grew up in died in that tragedy.


Your account is 12 years old. Do you really need a "Welcome to Fark"?
 
2014-06-07 04:52:45 AM  
fc08.deviantart.net
 
2014-06-07 07:22:54 AM  

Nem Wan: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.


Is this true?

/it is Mr Mayor, this man has no Dick.
 
2014-06-07 07:23:31 AM  

Dimensio: Nem Wan: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.

Is that true?


Dammit...
 
2014-06-07 08:30:23 AM  
22 record store clerks were killed in the fire.
 
2014-06-07 08:50:59 AM  
They went up the ventilation shaft.
 
2014-06-07 09:06:09 AM  
That fire really flaired up.

www.deathandtaxesmag.com
 
2014-06-07 09:09:14 AM  
I cleaned the image up a bit.

img.fark.net
 
2014-06-07 09:14:39 AM  
/obligatory?
 
2014-06-07 09:15:17 AM  
 
2014-06-07 12:16:27 PM  

goatan: Pointy Tail of Satan: [fc08.deviantart.net image 850x637]

that's a goose not a duct


When you were a kid, didn't you ever play the game "Duct, duct, goose"?
 
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