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FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE #164005
06/21/2018 08:24 AM
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I just saw smoke comeing from roof of carriefore with fire dept in parking lot


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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164007
06/21/2018 08:29 AM
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Yikes!!! That's not good!!


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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164008
06/21/2018 08:32 AM
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Yes, there is smoke coming out of a big hole in the roof!



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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164010
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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: Julius] #164013
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Well, sh*t, don't think we'll be going to Carrefour any more this trip!!!


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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: Julius] #164022
06/21/2018 09:43 AM
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Any updates???


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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: Carol_Hill] #164023
06/21/2018 09:48 AM
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Island 92 says the fire looked to be over the photo shop, left end if your looking at it, and looks to be under control.



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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164024
06/21/2018 09:53 AM
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I just watched that video and am amazed at the difference in firefighting techniques between US and SXM. Does anyone know anything about their FD? Do they not have more than one engine and one truck company? Looks like they are understaffed and have a lack of equipment or am I too critical because of how US fire departments operate. I would have thought that there would have been another three or four engine companies and one or two more truck companies on scene before that 17 minute video ended.



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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164026
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Anyone know whether the round black stain on the roofing is (a) due to the fire, or (b) due to post-Irma roof repairs, or (c) something else?

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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164027
06/21/2018 10:04 AM
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It’s live on SXMISLAND cam

Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: deputydog1157] #164029
06/21/2018 10:17 AM
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I thought the same, but then i saw one truck out back and of course the one out front.



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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: AUCspouse] #164030
06/21/2018 10:22 AM
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From my experience that spot on the roof is caused by metal fatigue due to extensive heat

Last edited by deputydog1157; 06/21/2018 10:22 AM. Reason: spelling error


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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164034
06/21/2018 10:44 AM
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It appears that the fire is out based on the fact that I now see on the sxm island cam that the traffic is again flowing in the circle. The building is still standing with damage to the area where the smoke was coming from.



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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164037
06/21/2018 12:34 PM
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A total of 28 fire officials were on scene to contain the blaze from spreading to the entire building.


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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164044
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That isn't stain, the heat from the fire below it is burning the paint in that area of the roof.

Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: deputydog1157] #164045
06/21/2018 01:51 PM
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I know what you mean. I was looking for a tall mechanism with lots of water coming out & more vehicles as well. Hope it's contained & not a major setback to the Carrefour. Really nice store! Loved it in January.

Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164048
06/21/2018 02:49 PM
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Article posted above said it was contained and employees were inside assessing the damage.

Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164063
06/21/2018 07:53 PM
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A "tall mechanism with lots of water coming out" is generally an indication that the firefighters have gone into defensive mode and have given up on saving the structure. Cutting the roof is standard practice to vent the horizontal heat and flames vertically and then advance a hose line into the building to extinguish the fire. My guess is there was not major damage however because it's a food store, the stock will have to be replaced, hello insurance company, just what they need!

Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: silverfox82] #164065
06/21/2018 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by silverfox82
..... because it's a food store, the stock will have to be replaced, hello insurance company, just what they need!


Exactly. And I'm sure there's no power to the building any longer, so everything in the coolers, freezers, etc is going to be spoilage. Produce...gone.Wow....that's
an insurance claim nightmare.

Two claims within a year? Premiums? lol


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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: BeachKitten] #164066
06/21/2018 09:15 PM
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We drove by on the way to dinner tonight, yellow tape up on the front entrance. And yes, regardless, I have to assume they will have to replace all food except canned stuff..


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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: Carol_Hill] #164068
06/21/2018 10:02 PM
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Looks like you'll be shopping at Market Garden for a while. It's a shame this had to happen to Carefour. Two hits in less than a year and the Cole Bay store out too.

Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164074
06/22/2018 06:45 AM
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Fairway Supermarket (formerly SANGS) is open and newly renovated. American products and well stocked. It is located near Philipsburg just head to Bobby's Marina it will be on your left with good parking.


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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: sxmmartini] #164078
06/22/2018 07:16 AM
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That's even further from us than Carrefour. At this point, we don't need a whole lot so probably will mostly be going to Carrefour in Cupecoy.


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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164084
06/22/2018 07:51 AM
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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: candj] #164086
06/22/2018 07:56 AM
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What an absolute shame! Such a beautiful store! It's going to be very difficult getting groceries now.


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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164314
06/23/2018 08:22 PM
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Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: SXMScubaman] #164317
06/23/2018 08:38 PM
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Facebook said video not available.

Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164318
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I just clicked on it and it opened right up. Not sure what the problem is.

Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164327
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not available to me either

Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: SXMScubaman] #164332
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..and I was logged into FB

Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164348
06/24/2018 11:25 AM
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Might be private.

Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: TIM] #164368
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I just saw it on FB

Re: FIRE AT THE CARRIEFORE [Re: moxie] #164370
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Regardless, from what I am hearing, Carrefoure will be closed for around two months. Sad for them, with all they had to do to open after the hurricane. And no, no foul play probably. Suspected electrical problem in the office area.


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