McClung Warehouse is a burnin'

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McClung Warehouse is a burnin'

Postby Hardcoregirl » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:52 am

Wow, we made CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/02/07/knoxville.fire.ap/

Don't you love how in Knoxville, every old building that is under any sort of scrutiny by the city or historic groups finds a way to mysteriously burn to the ground?
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Postby karmakaze » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:04 am

its sad. i always liked that buildingl. I planned to eventually go and explore it. but i guess there is no point now.
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Postby The Fallen » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:19 pm

Here's some vids:
first one they caught the wall falling on the firetruck
philco warehouse fire

the second one is around the time I was going by

philc fire 2
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Postby DarkVader » Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:15 am

Is it just me, or does that fire seem more like what you'd expect from the tank farm on Middlebrook than the framing timbers and floors of an old warehouse?

I know there was a furniture refinishing business in there, but that looks like WAY more than a few drums of methylene chloride and polyurethane.
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Postby TheSym » Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:00 pm

I heard it was a few 55 gallon drums of varnish etc...

but the real problem is old wood.

I don't think I need to tell you how hard it is to control a raging fire when old wood is involved...
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Postby DarkVader » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:05 pm

I'm saying from the video it didn't look like old wood - it looked like large volumes of petrochemicals.
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Postby TheSym » Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:37 pm

Old wood that has had more than its share of shellacking and buffing, stripping and polishing....
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Postby nyx » Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:33 am

I also heard that they used to clean the floors with oil........oil soaked old wood.......phwoosh!

Anyway, I took some pics of the fire....and posted them on my flickr page.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/ishtar_nyx/sets/72157594525747076/


Enjoy!

(If you click the view as slideshow button, it makes viewing easier.)
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