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(12News Phoenix)   Massive fire at apartment complex under construction outside Phoenix   (12news.com) divider line
    More: Scary, apartment complex construction, Heavy black smoke, Zoning, Infrastructure, massive blaze, Gilbert Fire Department, Construction, Warner roads  
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2016-04-23 11:17:37 PM  
Stop constructing the fire! Now.
 
2016-04-23 11:23:18 PM  
By the time it gets to Phoenix, she'll be rising.

She'll find the note
 
2016-04-23 11:24:54 PM  
Saw the smoke driving home from Scottsdale on the 101...pretty friggin huge plume of smoke, hard to miss.

Also, not really "outside of Phoenix", more like in a suburb.
 
2016-04-23 11:26:23 PM  
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/Knows a thing about apartment under construction fires.
//obscure? or isoteric?
 
2016-04-23 11:27:34 PM  
hmm...esoteric...
 
2016-04-23 11:27:40 PM  
They'll rebuild.
 
2016-04-23 11:27:52 PM  
Wonder what type of building is going to rise from the ashes?
 
2016-04-23 11:28:33 PM  
Residents evacuated as 5-alarm fire burns at Gilbert construction site

I'd leave first.
 
2016-04-23 11:30:07 PM  

LordOfThePings: Residents evacuated as 5-alarm fire burns at Gilbert construction site

I'd leave first.


Can't be a pleasant experience.
 
2016-04-23 11:32:03 PM  
Holy fark!

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2016-04-23 11:34:37 PM  
The video is pretty spectacular.

I just gotta wonder, is there anything not combustible in that city block?
 
2016-04-23 11:36:13 PM  
While it didn't help that I worked outside and my car had no AC, thinking back to the time I lived in Tucson makes me so happy that I no longer do so. And Phoenix is even hotter on average.

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2016-04-23 11:37:02 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Holy fark!

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looks hella worse than the one in SF a couple years ago.
 
2016-04-23 11:38:06 PM  
i'll bet the investors have good insurance.
 
2016-04-23 11:39:29 PM  
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2016-04-23 11:41:45 PM  
Gilbert.  The poor man's Scottsdale.
 
2016-04-23 11:45:05 PM  
"....and the embers are blowing into nearby homes, officials said.

Homes from Civic Center Dr to Nunneley to Devon have been evacuated"


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Uh oh, this could get bad, quick
the owners better have insurance.
Phoenix has a unique relationship with fire.
 
2016-04-23 11:49:04 PM  

JSTACAT: Phoenix has a unique relationship with fire.


Being born of fire, yes.  Gilbert /= Phoenix, though.
 
2016-04-23 11:52:35 PM  
Construction sites tend to burn in a spectacular fashion.  The wood framing without walls allows so much air in to fuel any fire on top of any other flammable materials/chemicals. All you can really do is protect nearby structures the best you can and wait for it to consume the fuel.
 
2016-04-23 11:54:53 PM  
When they rebuild the apartment complex, perhaps they can find a name symbolic of something rising from ashes.
 
2016-04-23 11:56:53 PM  
Daedalus27 [TotalFark]
1 minute ago


Construction sites tend to burn in a spectacular fashion. The wood framing without walls allows so much air in to fuel any fire on top of any other flammable materials/chemicals. All you can really do is protect nearby structures the best you can and wait for it to consume the fuel.
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Lots of houses packed close, some vegetation & city hall nearby.
Wonder how fast the wind is?
 
2016-04-23 11:59:23 PM  

Infobahn: Gilbert.  The poor man'sMormon Scottsdale.

FTFY
 
2016-04-24 12:00:43 AM  
Massive Fire Under Construction is the name of my indie trip-hop-folk band.
 
2016-04-24 12:04:40 AM  

jaytkay: When they rebuild the apartment complex, perhaps they can find a name symbolic of something rising from ashes.


The Nixon Arms?
 
2016-04-24 12:04:52 AM  
Probably started by friction...the bank note rubbing against the insurance paperwork is my guess...
 
2016-04-24 12:05:22 AM  
On google sat map. it looks like a 6 large bldgs are under construction, a huge amount of material.
zooming in, there is an older set of pics.
Is google cheaping out on the Ariel pics?
At first, wondered why the article was here, but, now it looks like a big deal.

Good Luck Fire fighters!
 
2016-04-24 12:11:59 AM  
What a burning Phoenix looks like
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2016-04-24 12:15:33 AM  
Residents reported burning embers falling onto properties miles from the fire.
humidity = 11%
wind = 11mph - gusts to 28 mph
very bad situation.
 
2016-04-24 12:19:55 AM  

DesertCoyote: [img.fark.net image 615x677]


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Beat me to it. Yeah, the TV has it too: they can see the smoke on radar. Wierd, wild stuff.
 
2016-04-24 12:20:29 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: Holy fark!

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Dayum!

Stay safe, Phoenix-area Farkers...
 
2016-04-24 12:25:32 AM  
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2016-04-24 12:28:32 AM  

Shotgun Justice: [www.chud.com image 640x272]
/Knows a thing about apartment under construction fires.
//obscure? or isoteric?


dammit... Was just getting ready to post.

Cop killers!
 
2016-04-24 12:29:17 AM  
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It's not going to happen again. This is the last time.
 
2016-04-24 12:30:32 AM  
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2016-04-24 12:30:47 AM  

JSTACAT: Residents reported burning embers falling onto properties miles from the fire.
humidity = 11%
wind = 11mph - gusts to 28 mph
very bad situation.


I'm less than ten miles northeast of the fire, and the wind was light but blowing east. So much for letting in fresh air tonight, even though I usually don't leave my windows open anymore (dairy farm not too far away lets out methane at night, leading to the phenomenon called "the smell of Gilbert").

/If there's any silver lining to this, at least thousands of scorpions likely perished in this inferno
 
2016-04-24 12:33:58 AM  
You take care of the morality... God will take care of the arson.
 
2016-04-24 12:34:34 AM  

elkboy: You take care of the morality... God will take care of the arson.


(But seriously, hope everyone's safe)
 
2016-04-24 12:46:41 AM  
Holy F*uckstockings!!!!

That ain't no fire; that's a motherfarking conflagration.

Jeebus.
 
2016-04-24 12:47:12 AM  

Infobahn: Gilbert.  The poor man's Scottsdale.


The evacuation order is just kind of cruel. Man, if these people could leave, don't you think they'd have done it years ago?
 
2016-04-24 12:48:29 AM  
A picture of Phoenix:

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2016-04-24 12:50:16 AM  
Is there anyway we can blame this on Sherriff Joe? I'm asking for the libural commie bernie supporter sitting next to me.. I hope that if they were filled with sin that they burned or if they felt the love of Jeebus that they drifted into his arms...

like I'm saying lubrul next to me...
 
2016-04-24 12:50:48 AM  

IronTom: [i3.kym-cdn.com image 600x450]


Lazy. Gotta put her at this actual fire.

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2016-04-24 12:56:14 AM  

DesertCoyote: Infobahn: Gilbert.  The poor man'sMormon Scottsdale.
FTFY


Cause of fire "Mormon Lightning"
 
2016-04-24 12:57:46 AM  
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2016-04-24 1:00:10 AM  
gerbilpox
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IronTom: [i3.kym-cdn.com image 600x450]

Lazy. Gotta put her at this actual fire.

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Question:
This girl is a real person, and one day, she will object to the meme.
Public figure status does not apply to a four year old.
Maybe go easy on that pic, let the meme evaporate?

Always beware the press, who often blindly throw people into a situation like this meme.
 
2016-04-24 1:00:12 AM  

Shotgun Justice: [www.chud.com image 640x272]
/Knows a thing about apartment under construction fires.
//obscure? or isoteric?


Came for Lethal Weapon 3 reference, leaving satisfied.

/nothing is obscure on FARK
//except maybe the LW4 reference I made yesterday
 
2016-04-24 1:00:28 AM  

gerbilpox: IronTom: [i3.kym-cdn.com image 600x450]

Lazy. Gotta put her at this actual fire.

[img.fark.net image 626x349]


Is building large apartments with wood frame common? Is it a trend?

I saw a 5-story 200-unit building going up like that. It looked weird. I've never seen a building that big that wasn't concrete or steel frame.
 
2016-04-24 1:02:20 AM  

JSTACAT: This girl is a real person, and one day, she will object to the meme.


She's been interviewed about it. She's fine with it.
 
2016-04-24 1:04:02 AM  
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2016-04-24 1:06:30 AM  
jaytkay
1 minute ago

JSTACAT: This girl is a real person, and one day, she will object to the meme.

She's been interviewed about it. She's fine with it.
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Well, looks like fame is more important than future,
Her Parents didn't mind?
How old was she when she said that?

Its a really weird meme, btw
came from 4Chan,
amirite?
 
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