The Patriot Ledger reports a four-story condo building about a month away from completion went up in flames overnight - its sprinkler system still not functioning.
In June, a six-story building nearing completion in Dorchester erupted in flames, three weeks after a Quincy building under construction caught fire. In July, a multi-story building in Waltham nearing completion also caught fire - officials now blame arson.
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Why were they allowed to build anything before the water system was in place at the site and the hydrants were functional?
They should build the entire building out of the water system.
Also, it doesn't give off nice fireplace woodburning smells. Most modern wood frame construction is a truss type system. They can be large structural elements epoxied together (the glue is actually stronger than the wood) and connected with brackets screwed together.
The smoke is extremely dangerous in long term exposures.
Henny Youngman, is that you?
Because you can't just put up a skeletal frame and then an entire fire sprinkler system. You need to have an actual building first. Building out plumbing, a pump system to pressurize, etc take time and is expensive. Usually activating water service to a building is one of the last steps before occupancy as a result. As for hydrants, they should be nearby, doesn't seem like they weren't here so not sure what that means.
It wasn't about sprinkler systems being operational.
Fighting this fire required that hoses be tunneled under the commuter rail. There were no hydrants in the area.
They should not be allowed to begin construction without working hydrants in the area.
The chiefs always complain they couldn't get enough water. Isn't that what sprinklers run on? Who are they trying to kid, when one of these goes with people in it, what'll their excuse be then?
union construction? Waltham wasn't.
Are you sharing what you know with the authorities? Or just gossiping and slandering?
they are trying to paint it as disgruntled homeless person but word on the street is unions weren't happy about the project. that's the word on the moody street.
I can't get the story to open (I've tried 2 different browsers).
Update: Here's a link to the BG story, for those like me who can't read the story at the Patriot Ledger link. And to answer my question, it was in Weymouth.http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/09/14/kingston-plymouth-commuter-r...
I actually drove through there friday. I couldnt see where the fire had been. I was shocked to see how built up the place was. It's like it happened overnight. I thought they were going to make the old naval base a huge shopping plaza. And they were required to dig up all the contaminated soil from jet fuel before they could build anything. Was that also required for these condos. Was that done. I hadnt been through there in awhile. I use to cut through to get to rte 18
Are we calling him the smilie face arsonist yet?
Triple-decker gods telling you to stop making condos
There needs to be a stop to all this bldg. Weather its conos, houses, apt complexes or these friggen shopping malls. Enough is enough already. Every parcel of free space is just about gone. I'm so tired of seeing all the trees and land disappearing. I've lived on the south shore all my life and it breaks my heart to see how it looks today. Compared to the 70s and 80s. It's just bldg next to bldg. Huge condo developments. apt highrises for the seniors that are really pretty much condos. we wonder why we see so many wild animals in our yards or running our streets. There homes are gone. And that is just Pathetic. Just my opinion
Crews working hard to contain what remains. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKzW70YfcVw&feature=youtu.be
Driving around Brooklyn a while ago I noticed that all the new construction was concrete and steel where here it would be wood and more wood.
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