Fires During Construction

    Recent Construction Fires

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    Feb 17, 2022 Construction site in Brandon a total loss due to blaze – “It is a total loss. At this time, it is down to the bottom floor. All four floors have all collapsed in on themselves. Our crews are on scene right now just continuing to actually put out hotspots and such,” Parlow said.
    Feb 9, 2022 ‘A total loss’: $65 million luxury apartments under construction in downtown OKC destroyed by fire – Investigators began gathering information onsite. They discovered the standpipe system – which was supposed to deliver water to the top floors of the building and assist firefighting efforts – was not yet operational.
    Jan 31, 2022 Firefighters battle massive fire in construction site near Kildonan East Collegiate – At least 10 emergency units are on scene battling the fire in Winnipeg
    Jan 30, 2022 Massive Housefire In North Texas Destroys 2 Homes Under Construction – firefighters managed to contain a large fire before it could spread very far after multiple homes under construction went up in flames
    Oct 6, 2021 Fire destroys 12 townhouses in Ottawa  – Damage is estimated at $6 million
    June 22, 2021 Massive fire destroys 12 homes in Kitchener – “If the fire had been any closer, this whole entire block could have gone up in flames,” Brooks said.
    June 17, 2021 Massive Millcreek Construction Site Fire Causes Millions In Damages – Silvestrini said the building’s owner estimated damages in the $15-to-20 million range. The strip mall next to his building also suffered severe fire damage.
    Jun 16, 2021 Massive construction site fire seen across Salt Lake Valley – Fourteen local businesses in a strip mall adjacent to the construction site were also damaged. Employees in those businesses told FOX 13 how they felt the heat from the fire, took what they could and ran to safety.
    Apr 20, 2021 Large fire at condo development in Langley – A massive fire broke out at a multi-storey building under construction
    Apr 10, 2021 Bradford hotel under construction destroyed in overnight fire – Other than concrete stairwells, the entire construction was made of wood, with no safety systems installed yet. The structure is a total loss.
    Nov 21, 2020 Cause of Six-Alarm Berkeley Construction Fire Under Investigation – Nearly 100 firefighters battled a major six-alarm fire Saturday evening at a multi-story apartment building under construction in downtown Berkeley.
    Aug 4, 2020 – Huge fire damages building under construction in downtown St. Paul – The fire broke out in a hotel under construction near the Xcel Energy Center anthe building collapsed shortly before dawn
    July 16 2020 Massive fire destroys Everett waterfront apartments under construction – A massive 4-alarm fire tore through a waterfront apartment complex under construction in Everett Thursday, creating a raging inferno that damaged two homes up a nearby hill and partially burning an ambulance and fire truck that had responded to the scene.
    July 7, 2020 Fire in Whitby destroys four homes under construction – Officials say four unoccupied homes were completely destroyed by the fire, which is still active.
    June 18, 2020 Massive fire ‘completely destroys’ under-construction building in South Vancouver – The fire broke out in a four-storey apartment building under construction, which firefighters said was engulfed and “completely destroyed.”
    June 7, 2020 Fire crews battle large fire at 4-story apartment complex under construction near Downtown Phoenix – A four-story apartment complex was about 40% built when it caught fire
    May 28, 2020 Minneapolis: Apartment building set ablaze during protest – Raw footage of large apartment building residential complex under construction fully involved in flames after protester deliberately set it on fire on East Lake Street
    Feb 27, 2020 Crews battling massive fire at Eastern Wharf construction site in downtown Savannah – The Savannah Fire Department says the fire is believed to have started on the 5th floor.
    Feb 21, 2020 Several Units Destroyed In Early-Morning Fire At NW OKC Apartment Complex – Firefighters said at least 16 units of a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex are a complete loss
    Feb 16, 2020 Fire tears through condo under construction in Transcona, Winnipeg – According to WFPS, the fire impacted Manitoba Hydro infrastructure. As a result, approximately 4,000 customers in the area were without powerfor a couple of hours.
    Feb 8, 2020 The fire caused $48M in damages, including the total loss of the main buildings under construction, 14 townhouses, and one trailer – Fire Investigators said Saturday’s fire in the Groveton area was accidental and started in the second-floor trash chute of the residential portion of a multi-use complex. The cause of the fire was improperly discarded smoking materials.
    Jan 12, 2020 Massive fire rips through buildings in downtown Bound Brook, New Jersey

    The area burning was so large it was showing on the National Weather Service’s radar, Fan reported.

    Bound Brook man indicted in $52 million Main Street fire

    Jan 12, 2020 3-alarm fire destroys $16.5 million Jacksonville apartment building under construction – “It just totally burned into the ground. … It’s totally disintegrated,” Jacksonville Fire Chief Keith Powers
    Dec 21, 2019 Winnipeg – Concrete high rise! – Crews battle large fire at Winnipeg building under construction
    Oct 23, 2019 Fire that destroyed several Mooresville homes was intentionally set, investigators say – Fire officials believe one home caught fire and spread the blaze to least 10 other homes
    Sept 19,  2019 Fire guts South Austin condo project, damages neighboring apartments – South Austin’s MESA Condos Will Soon Rise Again After Recent Fire
    June 28, 2019 Fire burns multi-story building under construction in Santa Clara, CA Silicon Valley – At the height of the battle, there were 10 engines and three trucks on the scene.
    Mar 23, 2019 Raging Fire Engulfs Apartment Complex on Long Island, Winds Fan Flames – A wind-driven fire engulfed a luxury apartment complex on Long Island Saturday night, requiring assistance from at least 10 different departments.
    Mar 5, 2019 Fire in downtown Iowa City, Iowa – Fire in downtown Iowa City, across from The University of Iowa (Hieronymus Square project)

    With a crane operator hanging in the air above, smoke from a structure fire began to billow at the site of the Hieronymus Square project – Hieronymus Square project at 314 S. Clinton Street on Tuesday afternoon shortly after 2:45 p.m.


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