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Jacksonville by Neighborhood => The Burbs => Southside => Topic started by: thelakelander on January 13, 2020, 07:02:55 AM

Title: 3-alarm fire destroys $16.5 million apartment building under construction
Post by: thelakelander on January 13, 2020, 07:02:55 AM
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A massive, pre-dawn fire destroyed a four-story apartment building under construction on the Southside of Jacksonville. No injuries were reported in the three-alarm fire at the Fusion apartments being built at Nursery Fields Drive and Sweetwater Parkway off East Baymeadows Road, according to Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department officials.

Full article: https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20200112/3-alarm-fire-destroys-165-million-jacksonville-apartment-building-under-construction
Title: Re: 3-alarm fire destroys $16.5 million apartment building under construction
Post by: Peter Griffin on January 13, 2020, 07:32:43 AM
amazing that nobody was injured. I gotta wonder what the cause was given it started on a cool night...
Title: Re: 3-alarm fire destroys $16.5 million apartment building under construction
Post by: Kerry on January 13, 2020, 11:27:38 AM
amazing that nobody was injured. I gotta wonder what the cause was given it started on a cool night...

Usually it a hot piece of construction equipment that is left lying around after everyone leaves for the day.
Title: Re: 3-alarm fire destroys $16.5 million apartment building under construction
Post by: Peter Griffin on January 13, 2020, 12:23:07 PM
amazing that nobody was injured. I gotta wonder what the cause was given it started on a cool night...

Usually it a hot piece of construction equipment that is left lying around after everyone leaves for the day.

I can't really imagine any piece of construction equipment that would be hot enough to start a fire after being left behind for several hours, seeing as this is said to have started in the wee hours of the morning. Not to mention it was a Sunday, not a likely construction day
Title: Re: 3-alarm fire destroys $16.5 million apartment building under construction
Post by: JaGoaT on January 14, 2020, 02:49:03 AM
INSURANCE SCAM OR REVENGE LOL
Title: Re: 3-alarm fire destroys $16.5 million apartment building under construction
Post by: Kerry on January 14, 2020, 08:27:20 AM
amazing that nobody was injured. I gotta wonder what the cause was given it started on a cool night...

Usually it a hot piece of construction equipment that is left lying around after everyone leaves for the day.

I can't really imagine any piece of construction equipment that would be hot enough to start a fire after being left behind for several hours, seeing as this is said to have started in the wee hours of the morning. Not to mention it was a Sunday, not a likely construction day

The blue bars are structures under construction.  Of course, this includes all structures under construction from singled family homes to office buildings.  Back in 2000 when the Ybor City (Tampa) apartments burned it was from an electrical line that set a palm tree on fire that then spread to the apartments under construction.

(https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Images/Research/Report-page-graphics/FiresIn-StructuresUnderConstruction.ashx?as=1&iar=1&h=305&w=650&la=en&hash=0421171974BF4E928EB41E9777B9A56416FF80CD)