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#4485977 - 08/11/17 06:12 PM Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars.
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
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Loc: Illinois
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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#4485985 - 08/11/17 06:24 PM Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: tig1]
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Registered: 06/23/14
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#4485996 - 08/11/17 06:38 PM Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: tig1]
chainblu Offline


Registered: 06/26/11
Posts: 567
Loc: Florida
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.

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#4486000 - 08/11/17 06:49 PM Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: tig1]
Kool1 Offline


Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 906
Loc: California
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.

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#4486134 - 08/11/17 09:47 PM Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: chainblu]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
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
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#4486234 - 08/12/17 12:43 AM Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: tig1]
02SE Offline


Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 2725
Loc: The Canyons
I think I'm going to throw up.

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#4486284 - 08/12/17 05:51 AM Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: Kool1]
DoubleWasp Offline


Registered: 05/21/12
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Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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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#4486303 - 08/12/17 06:45 AM Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: SirTanon]
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Registered: 09/30/13
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Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: SirTanon


My reaction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaZ0L7aDx50
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#4486315 - 08/12/17 07:17 AM Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: dlundblad]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5208
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
What's always missing from these stories is a list of the vehicles. With one we could feel EVEN BADDER!

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#4486426 - 08/12/17 09:41 AM Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: DoubleWasp]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 13655
Loc: Illinois
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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#4486448 - 08/12/17 10:09 AM Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: tig1]
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Registered: 05/21/12
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Loc: Fort Lauderdale, FL
They'll put together a nice chemical or gas based extinguishing system even for places out in the country.
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#4486571 - 08/12/17 01:57 PM Re: Massive Fire Destroys 150 Classic Cars. [Re: tig1]
CincyDavid Offline


Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 704
Loc: Cincinnati, OH USA
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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