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Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. #4485977
08/11/17 05:12 PM
08/11/17 05:12 PM
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tig1 Offline OP
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This is about 30 miles from where I live. I last went there last year. They have many cars stored outside, but the best ones were in the building destroyed. What a shame.

http://fox2now.com/2017/08/09/surveying-the-damage-at-country-classic-cars-after-massive-fire/


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Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: tig1] #4485985
08/11/17 05:24 PM
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Phoenix, Arizona - USA
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Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: tig1] #4485996
08/11/17 05:38 PM
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You hear about this kind of thing from time to time. Very heartbreaking. I remember about 30 years ago when Reggie Jackson's collection of classics and rods were destroyed by fire. You have to wonder how these fires get started.

Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: tig1] #4486000
08/11/17 05:49 PM
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While truly sad and unfortunate, this is not uncommon. I thought fire sprinklers would be required in warehouses storing cars with flammable liquids; especially high dollar collector cars.

Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: chainblu] #4486134
08/11/17 08:47 PM
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Waco, TX
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Originally Posted By: chainblu
Very heartbreaking. I remember about 30 years ago when Reggie Jackson's collection of classics and rods were destroyed by fire.


Yes, very heartbreaking.

It's getting to the point where it's not going to be a good idea to keep so many Under One Roof anymore


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: tig1] #4486234
08/11/17 11:43 PM
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The Canyons
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I think I'm going to throw up.

Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: Kool1] #4486284
08/12/17 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted By: Kool1
While truly sad and unfortunate, this is not uncommon. I thought fire sprinklers would be required in warehouses storing cars with flammable liquids; especially high dollar collector cars.


The fact that there were no fire hydrants in the area should tell you the capability of whatever sprinkler system they had.

That simply will not happen with a good one. The pipe for our system is a full 2 feet in diameter. I've seen similar systems go off. You're shin deep in water in a matter of moments.

Unfortunately, this property suffered from a pathetic fire control system. He should have had the big CO2 blasters or something similar.


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Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: SirTanon] #4486303
08/12/17 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted By: SirTanon


My reaction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaZ0L7aDx50


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Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: dlundblad] #4486315
08/12/17 06:17 AM
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What's always missing from these stories is a list of the vehicles. With one we could feel EVEN BADDER!

Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: DoubleWasp] #4486426
08/12/17 08:41 AM
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tig1 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: DoubleWasp
Originally Posted By: Kool1
While truly sad and unfortunate, this is not uncommon. I thought fire sprinklers would be required in warehouses storing cars with flammable liquids; especially high dollar collector cars.


The fact that there were no fire hydrants in the area should tell you the capability of whatever sprinkler system they had.

That simply will not happen with a good one. The pipe for our system is a full 2 feet in diameter. I've seen similar systems go off. You're shin deep in water in a matter of moments.

Unfortunately, this property suffered from a pathetic fire control system. He should have had the big CO2 blasters or something similar.


The location of the property is in the country.


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Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: tig1] #4486448
08/12/17 09:09 AM
08/12/17 09:09 AM
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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They'll put together a nice chemical or gas based extinguishing system even for places out in the country.


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Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: tig1] #4486571
08/12/17 12:57 PM
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That's a shame...I've been there, lots of cars along a gravel drive and all sorts of oddball cars in a warren of buildings. The one that stood out for me was a 70s era Fiat 131 sedan with plaid seats.


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