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Home Depot fire

John R. Hall
John R. Hall Member Posts: 2,246
Note the origin of this fire. Kinda funny in a weird sort of way:

Home Depot to partly reopen after fire

Chalmette store cleans up damage

Tuesday March 23, 2004

By Steve Cannizaro
St. Bernard/Plaquemines bureau

A Home Depot store in Chalmette that was damaged by fire Sunday, forcing more than 100 customers and employees to evacuate, may partially reopen today after a massive two-day cleanup operation, company officials said Monday.

"We're planning to reopen the store by noon," said Chris Gronkiewicz, a spokeswoman for Home Depot's offices in Chicago. "We'll be about 85 percent open for customers."
Several sections of the store will still be blocked off, she said.

The 200,000-square-foot store at 8601 W. Judge Perez Drive, one of St. Bernard Parish's top retail outlets, has its water sprinkler system back in order and is working to restore its fire alarm system, St. Bernard Fire Chief Thomas Stone said.

Two firefighters were stationed at the store Monday, and firefighters will remain at the site until the alarm system is restored, possibly today, Stone said. Home Depot will be billed by the parish for the firefighters' time, he said.
No one was injured in the Sunday morning blaze, which was under control in about 30 minutes.

But the store, built about two years ago, had some fire damage to merchandise inside and heavy water damage after the sprinkler system activated, Stone said.

The blaze started in an air-conditioning unit on the roof and then caught the roof on fire, after which it broke through a skylight and set fire to merchandise on the top shelves, Stone said.


  • Firedragon_4
    Firedragon_4 Member Posts: 1,436
    Maybe it's the heating fairy's way

    of sending a message??? :-)
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    Oh ...A Fire Sale


    Look.. Daddy hose's and momma hose's ....

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  • jim sokolovic
    jim sokolovic Member Posts: 439
    That type of infantile humor...

    never goes goes out of style!

    Long live the stooges!

    A-plumbing we will go!
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,714
    The most important thing

    is that no one got hurt, or killed. You can always rebuild a store.......

    And I'm sure that rooftop unit was contractor-installed... hard to see how it would have passed inspection otherwise.

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  • I dunno

    They got "experts" in the store...they advertise it all the time... maybe they did it themselves...you know. Support the DIY attitude (even with explosive fuel fired appliances) Ever talk to some of those guys? some know their craft but man there are some IDIOTS.

  • Kal Row
    Kal Row Member Posts: 1,520
    make fun all you want

    but dont tell me you havent gone to the home DEsPOT when you needed something after supply house hours

  • I won't, but some of their " experts" really get my dander up. If I followed some of their "expert advice"(unsolicited, you know.." hey if you use that with this you save $$ ..right?" kind of stuff that would cost me my license if inspected.

    I will educate them if they'll listen.

    So yes I use em...but its like me telling a steamer here on the wall how to do steam...I've never touched a steamer. But if he needed a part that I had, I would sell or lend until replaced. But NEVER would I advise an professional in THEIR field.
  • John@Reliable_9
    John@Reliable_9 Member Posts: 122
    True , but they never have ..................

    what I need ie: 2x2x1.5 cast tee or any copper over 1"
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