Fire at Work - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Off Topic Forums > The Bar



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 09-15-2006, 02:10 AM   #1
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Thomas91169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Region: California
Posts: 2,280
Send a message via AIM to Thomas91169
Fire at Work

Ok, not our plant but the recycling center next to us went up in flames. apparently they use wire to tie together giant bundles of compacted paper/trash. well i guess they were dragging one across the cement, and what happens when metal is dragged across cement? yeah, it either sparked under the bail or got so hot from friction it became a hot soldering iron and caught one bail on fire. the forklift guy, not knowing there were flames under the bail, threw it in with another pile.

at which point my mom(our receptionist) notices smoke and goes outside to make sure it wasnt our plant(we have 3 large buildings) and notices its the recycling center. i guess she walked over and said they looked like they were just doing a controlled fire of just a pile of bundles. somehow one bundle fell over and landed right next to another pile, which instantly went up. that pile went to the next and so forth and so on.

the recycling center is closest to our largest buildings (marked building 3 in Picture) that holds our largest panel line(we are one of the largest manufacturers of urethane insulated metal panel systems). this is THE line that can produce something like 50,000 square feet of 3.5' wide panels per day at full capacity, that is, if we could feed it enough coil/raw materials fast enough. this building houses numerous chemicals for the foaming process that takes place, if it were to have a fire, its likely all three buildings would melt to their pads from the heat of the resulting fire. our men scrambled to move flammable tanks and equipment from that side of the building, we had all forklifts moving **** like mad, all our junk coil packaging had to be thrown inside in matter of minutes, all hands on deck fire drill.

the fire jumped piles numerous times. the fire department was very strategic in how they fought this beast, but was very limited due to the nature of materials they were fighting. once one pile erupted, it would burn with immense heat. the bundles are compressed paper/cardboard, each bundle had a ****load of fuel and burning time, multiply that by about 10 bundles wide by 10 bundles long and 6 bundles tall to create a pile. as soon as a spot of a pile was smothered with water, you could see how wet it got, but a second or two later, the resulting heat would have it dried out and smoking and in a few more seconds that spot would light back up.

there was a storage shed sort of structure that housed alot of the bundles as well. once the fire reached it it was a lost cause. the heat coming off this thing made it into sort of an convection oven, since the high side of the eaves were pointing toward us, you could just feel the radiation. the heat melted the steel skins of the building within seconds. the rest of the steel framing lasted a good couple minutes, but one by one each main pylon just melted to its foundation in a sound i cannot describe, scary screeching moan sort of sound.

the fire then jumped once more and headed towards a long pile that went all the way and stopped a good 30 feet from our property line. thankfully, the wind was going in the opposite direction of our building, so the fire had a tough time going against the wind, and about a week ago they cleaned out a good 30 foot access route between their property line and the piles.

then the fire department got fed up with wasting time. 2 HUGE ****ING bulldozers came in. they gangraped each pile so to spread the heat, and it wasnt long before the fire was controlled enough to where you were like "dammit, nothings gonna explode"

the fire started at around 2:30 and was over at 4. i guess we made the evening news, and our CEO's interview was on it as well. im in the background (w00t) on them i guess.


two things that could have made the day 100x worse.

1) if the winds were northerly, the fire would have rushed straight to our building within seconds instead of working its way around.

2) if they didnt have a break between our property line and their piles


enjoy my crummy pics!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1443.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	61.5 KB
ID:	14567   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1444.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	68.3 KB
ID:	14568  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1445.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	60.2 KB
ID:	14569   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1446.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	69.6 KB
ID:	14570  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1447.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	65.6 KB
ID:	14571   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1448.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	66.9 KB
ID:	14572  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1449.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	46.6 KB
ID:	14573   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1451.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	39.7 KB
ID:	14574  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1452.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	63.8 KB
ID:	14575   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1453.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	60.0 KB
ID:	14576  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1454.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	71.9 KB
ID:	14577   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1455.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	71.8 KB
ID:	14578  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1456.jpg
Views:	53
Size:	47.2 KB
ID:	14579   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1457.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	48.0 KB
ID:	14580  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1458.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	49.5 KB
ID:	14581   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1459.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	48.3 KB
ID:	14582  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1510.jpg
Views:	58
Size:	57.9 KB
ID:	14583   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1511.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	63.8 KB
ID:	14584  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1512.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	54.4 KB
ID:	14585   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1513.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	50.7 KB
ID:	14586  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1514.jpg
Views:	55
Size:	49.0 KB
ID:	14587   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1515.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	47.0 KB
ID:	14588  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1516.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	69.1 KB
ID:	14589   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1526.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	51.4 KB
ID:	14590  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1527.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	70.6 KB
ID:	14591   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1535.jpg
Views:	54
Size:	45.0 KB
ID:	14592  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1536.jpg
Views:	61
Size:	43.2 KB
ID:	14593   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1537.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	62.4 KB
ID:	14594  

Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1538.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	48.5 KB
ID:	14595   Click image for larger version

Name:	09-14-06_1706.jpg
Views:	49
Size:	60.1 KB
ID:	14596  

Click image for larger version

Name:	API Work copy.jpg
Views:	50
Size:	201.3 KB
ID:	14602  
__________________
-Thomas-

1998 Eclipse GST Spyder - 14b turbo | 3" Catback | Evo8 BoV | 170fwhp if that

2003 Redfire Cobra - 448whp/435wtq - Sold
Thomas91169 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-15-2006, 08:15 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
Legacy
Regular
 
SpectorV's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Alabama
Posts: 26,049
Send a message via AIM to SpectorV
Re: Fire at Work

I bet the person who did that feels rather stupid
__________________
2003 Cobra Vert (Redfire) #3938 of 5082 @ 05/27/2003
472rwhp/493rwtq -Modification List - Dyno Sheet
2012 Mustang 3.7L M6 (Kona Blue)
2011 Ford Edge Sport (Red Metallic)
SpectorV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 09:50 AM   #3
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
KyleUSAF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Region: Georgia
Posts: 802
Send a message via AIM to KyleUSAF Send a message via MSN to KyleUSAF
Re: Fire at Work

daaaaang
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkshadow
I could say nothing for my complete awe. He then. confidantly, purchased the gallon.
KyleUSAF is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-15-2006, 11:17 AM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
bluemustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Region: Connecticut
Posts: 1,192
Re: Fire at Work

Glad everyone is fine and ish

but thats pretty badass to witness on the random. Yes i know thats the pyro within me talking
__________________
1989 5.0 - Mustang Brandy the NOW It can Barely Idle B**ch
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/2019/3437/42512.jpg
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0 - Yeah Its Gotta Baby Dick Lift
bluemustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 12:06 PM   #5
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
wiarumas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Region: Maryland
Posts: 1,738
Send a message via AIM to wiarumas Send a message via MSN to wiarumas
Re: Fire at Work

holy ****.. those pics are awesome.

__________________

Please visit: TheEchoBoom: Gen Y Blog and Forum
wiarumas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 08:50 PM   #6
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Thomas91169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Region: California
Posts: 2,280
Send a message via AIM to Thomas91169
Re: Fire at Work

btw i just added a nice little topographical diagram of the path.
__________________
-Thomas-

1998 Eclipse GST Spyder - 14b turbo | 3" Catback | Evo8 BoV | 170fwhp if that

2003 Redfire Cobra - 448whp/435wtq - Sold
Thomas91169 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 09:24 PM   #7
Zim
You want to **** me?
Legacy
 
Zim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Kansas City
Region: Missouri
Posts: 4,043
Re: Fire at Work

wned:
__________________

I like toys
Zim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 10:15 PM   #8
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Fishers Stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Region: Indiana
Posts: 1,507
Send a message via AIM to Fishers Stang
Re: Fire at Work

sweet!! o i mean sorry bout ur job.. looks like some good fire
__________________
Charles
2006 F150 4x4 with the 5.4L V8
Fishers Stang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 11:45 PM   #9
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Seph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: California
Region: California
Posts: 908
Re: Fire at Work

holy crap!
__________________
-Patrick
http://home.socal.rr.com/sephiros/images/NewBan.jpg

Christopher Reeve - Even though I don't personally believe in the Lord, I try to behave as though He was watching.
Seph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2006, 04:07 PM   #10
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
Thomas91169's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Region: California
Posts: 2,280
Send a message via AIM to Thomas91169
Re: Fire at Work

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishers Stang View Post
sweet!! o i mean sorry bout ur job.. looks like some good fire
lol wasnt my job. our place is fine, our buildings would have just laughed at the fire.
__________________
-Thomas-

1998 Eclipse GST Spyder - 14b turbo | 3" Catback | Evo8 BoV | 170fwhp if that

2003 Redfire Cobra - 448whp/435wtq - Sold
Thomas91169 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Off Topic Forums > The Bar

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Back Fire HELP kack85 Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 0 09-11-2009 06:41 PM
Night Of Fire at7311 The Bar 9 09-25-2006 11:12 AM
fire in the disco tedness The Bar 8 11-30-2005 11:59 PM
O'Reilly under fire damustangfan14 The Bar 10 10-15-2004 01:17 AM

» Like Us On Facebook



10:16 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.