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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 05:32 AM

we had a huge fire on the next block last night

the piety bell supermarket had been closed since katrina, when i was young this was a schweggmann's grocery.

the embers were travelling for blocks, causing my neighbors and i to use garden hoses on our roofs.

at any rate, thanks to the new orleans fire department for fast response and great work.


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Reply we had a huge fire on the next block last night (Original post)
rampartc Mar 25 OP
gibraltar72 Mar 25 #1
rampartc Mar 25 #2
UpInArms Mar 25 #3
Wounded Bear Mar 25 #4
LuvNewcastle Mar 25 #5
rampartc Mar 25 #6

Response to rampartc (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:16 AM

1. That's socialism.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:30 AM

2. without a municipal fire dept

this city would have burned to the ground many times.

if that is "socialism," sign me up.

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:53 AM

3. And it works quite well

These awesome first responders ... always rushing in to help while others run for safety

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Response to gibraltar72 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:10 AM

4. IIRC, the Chicago fire was one of the reasons that socialized FDs became popular...

privately owned fire companies operating under subscription were passing burning buildings to get to 'their' customers.

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Response to rampartc (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 10:57 AM

5. I hate to hear about fires in New Orleans.

Almost invariably an old, historic structure has burned down. Hope everyone is okay.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 11:52 AM

6. have not heard of any casualties

but you are correct, most of this structure was 1869, but some was as old as 1838.

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