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Old 02-29-2016, 12:46 PM   #1
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Portland Fire

A real shame!
Fire crews battle 4-alarm fire at NE Portland marina with hundreds of boats | OregonLive.com
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Old 02-29-2016, 12:54 PM   #2
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We are on the boat getting her ready to head North and this fire happened last night. We stood at the end of our Dock and watched part of it, then walked up to see how big it was.

A real shame for the boat owners who use this facility, a total loss!
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:16 PM   #3
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Our prayers go out to that lost everything.


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Old 02-29-2016, 01:17 PM   #4
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Massive fire at Sundance Marina in Portland...>

Hope no one here is affected...

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Old 02-29-2016, 01:19 PM   #5
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:21 PM   #6
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:21 PM   #7
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:23 PM   #8
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Thanks Al.......From what I understand it started last night at 10 pm and is still going this morning. Fire boats had to pump water to the trucks as the hydrants could supply enough water.
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Old 02-29-2016, 01:48 PM   #9
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Apparently it was a hot night for boat owners...
2 dead, 21 boats destroyed in massive fire at Urbanna marina | WTKR.com
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Old 02-29-2016, 03:18 PM   #10
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10 years ago almost to the day I was in Portland looking at boats when a boathouse fire erupted at a marina. 15 vessels went up in flames. Sad, very sad.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:18 PM   #11
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Those are both horrible. The Portland fire with just the sheer number of boats. The Virginia fire, the number of boats was certainly sizable but far worse was the loss of life.

I wonder if Sundance had a sprinkler system. Doubt it. These could certainly bring the issue of covered buildings without sprinklers for keeping boats to the forefront again in many areas.

Was this the dry storage unit at Sundance? I see on their web page it holds 400 boats and the news just talks about 100. Edited update: I see the second article says 350 boats.

Certainly a sad day in the boating world.
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Update, 17 hours and the fires are still not out! Long day for fire crews.
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:39 PM   #13
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Update, 17 hours and the fires are still not out! Long day for fire crews.
The problem is the fire is inside and they can't get inside. So, they're having to depend on the collapse of sections that will allow soaking from above. Still that leaves burning boats that are covered with debris and they can't get to. This is just absolutely one of the most difficult fires imaginable. Almost reminds me of a paper or box manufacturer having a warehouse fire. Seems I recall hearing or reading about one once that was $56 million damage. On this one I'd guess you're talking at a minimum $10 million damage and as much as $20 million. And how many different insurers? Then those not insured. Investigation. Litigation.

I was sad after reading of this fire, but then the Virginia fire hit harder.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:12 PM   #14
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May the people that lost there lives rest in peace.

The pictures, the scope of this event just gives me a butt pucker, heart palpitations.

Being trapped by the toxic fumes on a covered dock just scares the. Out of me

Can you run fast enough, too it or away.
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Being trapped by the toxic fumes on a covered dock just scares the. Out of me

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Any fire death you hope that it was quick, but often it isn't. Perhaps if the smoke got them before the fire. It's a horrible thing to think about.
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Chief - I'm on my boat in Jentzen Marina this the first of it I've heard!! I was at the grand kids t'll 2100, up this morning @0345 (working on new panel). What a shame! I'll saddle up & go Hidden Bay Cafe where I get all my local news. TF HOT LINE works great also.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:52 PM   #17
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Always amazed in fires that large, how they can ever determine the cause.

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Always amazed in fires that large, how they can ever determine the cause.

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They can't always but generally there's a hot spot they can identify and they can detect arson type fuel fires vs. electrical fires. I'd say on this one the odds are a little worse than most though. Maybe 70-80% they'll form an opinion. Maybe higher with the insurance involvement.
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Old 02-29-2016, 09:47 PM   #19
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At dinner tonight a friend mentioned 2 marina fires in South jersey this past weekend.

8 boats lost in one fire and 2 in another. Both near my summer slip. Wonder if I know the boats. Not many in my old tow area that I don't.
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Blessed are uncovered, cement docks with substantial boat separation.

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