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(Fox 21 Duluth)   Duluth. Duluth. Duluth is on fire   (fox21online.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Firefighting, Rail transport, Homelessness, Minnesota, Rail tracks, Monday evening, Duluth, Minnesota, city's fire department  
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2021-10-19 1:46:48 PM  
Fly High Duluth - SNL
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2021-10-19 1:47:46 PM  
We definitely don't need no water.

Wait, is there cheese there?
 
2021-10-19 1:52:03 PM  
How are we so far gone that Duluth of all places has a large homeless population?
 
2021-10-19 1:56:05 PM  
the need to run hoses over the train tracks that were still active at the time.


wow
 
2021-10-19 1:59:45 PM  
With no mental health services available where the heck else is a pyromaniac going to hang out?
 
2021-10-19 2:06:06 PM  
There is a solution that would all but ensure these fires never happen again. We won't do it, because we're a "Christian" nation that thinks it should only help people who "deserve" the help.
 
2021-10-19 2:07:41 PM  
For a second here, I thought we were talking about Duluth, GA...

we don't have an I-35 going through Duluth...
 
2021-10-19 2:07:43 PM  
Well done with the headline, Smitty. You magnificent bastard!
 
2021-10-19 2:07:53 PM  
Christ almighty. Imagine being homeless in Duluth
 
2021-10-19 2:07:58 PM  
It happened near the Mesaba-Superior Street exit around 6 p.m.

Jar Jar was from Duluth?  Mesa minda blown!
 
2021-10-19 2:08:24 PM  

keiverarrow: How are we so far gone that Duluth of all places has a large homeless population?


40+ straight years of Reaganomics with no end in sight.
 
2021-10-19 2:09:48 PM  
That sucks. They have good clothes.
 
2021-10-19 2:10:04 PM  
The Duluth assistant fire chief, Dennis Edwards, said there was also drug paraphernalia scattered around the homeless encampment that firefighters had to dodge.

Drug paraphernalia doesn't want to burn either, guys.  You're bound to see a bunch of needles running from a fire.  Especially if you're whacked out on goofballs.
 
2021-10-19 2:10:47 PM  
FTFA - No word yet on whether I-35 has suffered from structural damage from the blaze.

Yeah, I am thinking any 'structural damage' would have already been there...
 
2021-10-19 2:10:51 PM  
Lol
 
2021-10-19 2:12:16 PM  
So... Did the homeless accidentally set a fire, or was this intentionally set to drive them out?
 
2021-10-19 2:12:29 PM  
A crew with Ames Construction that happened to be working in the area helped firefighters by sharing water from their tanker truck. Edwards said their help saved them a lot of time in fighting the fire, while also negating the need to run hoses over the train tracks that were still active at the time.

That time Curly rolled the firehoses in to the street and the trolley ran over them.
 
2021-10-19 2:12:33 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: The Duluth assistant fire chief, Dennis Edwards, said there was also drug paraphernalia scattered around the homeless encampment that firefighters had to dodge.

Drug paraphernalia doesn't want to burn either, guys.  You're bound to see a bunch of needles running from a fire.  Especially if you're whacked out on goofballs.


Wow, all these people are on drugs? We should really get them some help, huh.
 
2021-10-19 2:13:11 PM  
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2021-10-19 2:13:21 PM  
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2021-10-19 2:14:29 PM  
You'd think the annual winter freeze would kill all the homeless and feed the gorillas who would also freeze to death when if got slightly colder.
 
2021-10-19 2:14:44 PM  

austerity101: There is a solution that would all but ensure these fires never happen again. We won't do it, because we're a "Christian" nation that thinks it should only help people who "deserve" the help.


Build everything out of non burnable concrete like God intended
 
2021-10-19 2:16:10 PM  

keiverarrow: How are we so far gone that Duluth of all places has a large homeless population?


^So much this. I'm from Minnesota, and Duluth can be freezing in the summer. I wouldn't even want to think about trying to make it there during Winter. I'm thinking every medium to large city is going to have a sizable homeless population very soon, if not already. Hell, they made it illegal in Austin. Not sure what that is going to accomplish, except prison labor..
 
2021-10-19 2:17:06 PM  

keiverarrow: How are we so far gone that Duluth of all places has a large homeless population?


A good percentage of the homeless in this country are of the drug user variety. We started this little tosser, ,called the War on Drugs. We locked up all kinds of drug addicts without providing any real help or services. They then get released months, even years later, and their lives are destroyed by the experience. Very few places want to hire people who've spent time in jail. We are a "Christian" nation, but funny thing, we run our churches like for-profit businesses and they are only open during churching hours. So these people have nowhere to go, and end up in tent cities.
 
2021-10-19 2:18:29 PM  

roddikinsathome: Well done with the headline, Smitty. You magnificent bastard!


This. I ❤ this so much.
 
2021-10-19 2:18:56 PM  
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Had a much worse outcome when that happened to me in SimCity 2000... lost most of the Twin Ports that day :(
 
2021-10-19 2:20:33 PM  
Crews didn't find anyone in the camp during their search efforts, and no one was hurt from the fire.

That they know of.  You can bet anyone who was there when it stared hauled ass to avoid the inevitable pogrom.

The Duluth fire marshal is investigating the official cause of the fire.

Guessing it has something to do with the crack pipes, leaky propane tanks and gasoline.  But that's just a wild guess.
 
2021-10-19 2:21:14 PM  

roddikinsathome: Well done with the headline, Smitty. You magnificent bastard!


We don't need no water let the Minnesota burn.
Burn, Minnesota, Burn.
 
2021-10-19 2:21:21 PM  

FlippityFlap: Not sure what that is going to accomplish, except prison labor..


A feature, not a bug.
 
2021-10-19 2:22:24 PM  

schubie: Christ almighty. Imagine being homeless in Duluth


All summer long, then hop a southbound freight.
 
2021-10-19 2:22:31 PM  

fragMasterFlash: With no mental health services available where the heck else is a pyromaniac going to hang out?


The local fire station.
 
2021-10-19 2:23:45 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: A crew with Ames Construction that happened to be working in the area helped firefighters by sharing water from their tanker truck. Edwards said their help saved them a lot of time in fighting the fire, while also negating the need to run hoses over the train tracks that were still active at the time.

That time Curly rolled the firehoses in to the street and the trolley ran over them.


Worst. Trolley problem.  Evar.
 
2021-10-19 2:24:20 PM  

keiverarrow: How are we so far gone that Duluth of all places has a large homeless population?


If you feed them they'll keep coming back.
 
2021-10-19 2:24:27 PM  
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2021-10-19 2:25:36 PM  

schubie: Christ almighty. Imagine being homeless in Duluth


a little fire doesn't seem like a bad thing to have in that case.
 
2021-10-19 2:26:42 PM  

keiverarrow: How are we so far gone that Duluth of all places has a large homeless population?


Global warming expands the squatting rough zone.
 
2021-10-19 2:27:24 PM  

schubie: Christ almighty. Imagine being homeless in Duluth


I feel like there's a MST3K joke in there
 
2021-10-19 2:28:59 PM  

vudukungfu: the need to run hoses over the train tracks that were still active at the time.


wow


Time to order more hoses.
 
2021-10-19 2:30:26 PM  

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They'd be in for a real surprise I think. Probably need more fire trucks.
 
2021-10-19 2:30:40 PM  
+1

Headline of the Year Contender.
 
2021-10-19 2:32:14 PM  
Still?


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now with SFW lyrics
 
2021-10-19 2:40:13 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: A crew with Ames Construction that happened to be working in the area helped firefighters by sharing water from their tanker truck. Edwards said their help saved them a lot of time in fighting the fire, while also negating the need to run hoses over the train tracks that were still active at the time.

That time Curly rolled the firehoses in to the street and the trolley ran over them.


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2021-10-19 2:44:00 PM  

GardenWeasel: So... Did the homeless accidentally set a fire, or was this intentionally set to drive them out?


Meh.
Homeless encampments & their surroundings have been on fire all summer.

In Minneapolis, the encampments + inhabitants get a lot of support from the city, non-profits, & private citizens.  City provides porta-potties & ppl are always bringing food, tents, etc.  I see private citizens picking up trash in the camps (because the bums don't work.  The encampments are so lucrative that gangs claim them as territory & shoot any residents that try selling dope.  It seems every resident has at least 2 tents + a fleet of fancy bicycles.
If the city or any other group tried to bust up a camp, the cellphone videos + outrage would be unimaginable.
 
2021-10-19 2:47:23 PM  

keiverarrow: How are we so far gone that Duluth of all places has a large homeless population?


I admit I'm ignorant about Midwestern politics.  Why would Duluth NOT have a large homeless population? Is it a super rich town?
 
2021-10-19 2:48:03 PM  

J_Kushner: GardenWeasel: So... Did the homeless accidentally set a fire, or was this intentionally set to drive them out?

Meh.
Homeless encampments & their surroundings have been on fire all summer.

In Minneapolis, the encampments + inhabitants get a lot of support from the city, non-profits, & private citizens.  City provides porta-potties & ppl are always bringing food, tents, etc.  I see private citizens picking up trash in the camps (because the bums don't work.  The encampments are so lucrative that gangs claim them as territory & shoot any residents that try selling dope. It seems every resident has at least 2 tents + a fleet of fancy bicycles.
If the city or any other group tried to bust up a camp, the cellphone videos + outrage would be unimaginable.


I bet 99% of them have refrigerators and get steak and lobster with their food stamp allotment too..
 
2021-10-19 2:54:16 PM  

halfjack: keiverarrow: How are we so far gone that Duluth of all places has a large homeless population?

I admit I'm ignorant about Midwestern politics.  Why would Duluth NOT have a large homeless population? Is it a super rich town?


It's colder than fark there, surviving winter without a shelter is a non-trivial task.
 
2021-10-19 2:56:19 PM  

robodog: halfjack: keiverarrow: How are we so far gone that Duluth of all places has a large homeless population?

I admit I'm ignorant about Midwestern politics.  Why would Duluth NOT have a large homeless population? Is it a super rich town?

It's colder than fark there, surviving winter without a shelter is a non-trivial task.


Warming shelters help but I'm sure there are not enough.

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2021-10-19 2:57:56 PM  
Brilliant job Subby!
 
2021-10-19 3:02:16 PM  
Atlanta's homeless heard to comment "amateurs".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interst​a​te_85_bridge_collapse
 
2021-10-19 3:07:26 PM  
 
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