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simpson bay resort fire #305047
08/13/2023 03:14 PM
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Unit at Simpson Bay resort on fire, thick black smoke

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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: mahokid] #305048
08/13/2023 03:37 PM
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What , I hope not big ?

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: mahokid] #305051
08/13/2023 03:41 PM
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Keep us updated.

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: mahokid] #305052
08/13/2023 03:47 PM
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Appears to be a unit in B building.

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: mahokid] #305054
08/13/2023 04:30 PM
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Wow. that's terrible. Yes, please keep us updated if you can. I hope anyone inside managed to get out.

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: mahokid] #305057
08/13/2023 05:47 PM
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If you google it there's an article in the Heralds with photos and info on which building on 2nd floor Bouganvilla building. Smoke damage several floors up

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: mahokid] #305058
08/13/2023 06:09 PM
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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: ruralcarrier] #305062
08/13/2023 07:18 PM
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Thank very much.

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: ruralcarrier] #305064
08/13/2023 07:54 PM
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Thanks for the link.

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: mahokid] #305072
08/13/2023 10:07 PM
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Thanks for that link. It must have been quite the fire at some point. It looks like the railing on the unit where the fire started has been warped a bit from the heat of the flames. I'm glad to hear that there doesn't appear to be any casualties.

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: ruralcarrier] #305074
08/14/2023 06:35 AM
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Thanks for that link. Our unit is in the next part of the B Building and visable on the top of the fire truck

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: mahokid] #305080
08/14/2023 08:50 AM
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The video, showing a grill on fire!! Hope everyone got out safely!!


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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: mahokid] #305083
08/14/2023 10:16 AM
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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: candu] #305084
08/14/2023 10:23 AM
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I guess that's a grill. Is it allowed to have grills on balconies at SBR?


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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: Carol_Hill] #305085
08/14/2023 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
I guess that's a grill. Is it allowed to have grills on balconies at SBR?

Probably not any more after that. If they weren't I imagine the occupants will be held liable for the damages.

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: Carol_Hill] #305088
08/14/2023 11:19 AM
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No grills allowed on the balconies. Two years ago we had a similar incident with a family of questionable brain activity grill two floors below us. The smoke filled the units above but definitely not as bad as this event..the grill did not burst into flames but it was still overwhelming. Security had the group put an end to the grilling. It was a charcoal grill bought on the Island

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: mahokid] #305091
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Thank you for the link Rural; and the video candu....didn't know how to post that.

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: boucharda] #305093
08/14/2023 12:28 PM
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OK, thanks boucharda. I kind of figured it was not allowed. No idea how this could have happened unless someone threw gasoline on it??


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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: mahokid] #305095
08/14/2023 12:38 PM
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Purely speculating but that smoke doesn’t look like the typical charcoal briquette smoke we get when cooking dinner when camping. But if someone threw a can of charcoal lighter fluid on it…….. but no one would be that stupid. Would they?


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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: pat] #305096
08/14/2023 01:01 PM
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"but no one would be that stupid. Would they?
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P T Barnum thought so. LOL There is a whole different gene pool out there.

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: pat] #305101
08/14/2023 03:30 PM
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I does look like the billowing black smoke is coming from inside the condo and flowing past the burning object. Floors are hard ceramic tile and are non-flammable so I can't figure how the fire/smoke got to that point even with the help of an accellerant . Maybe tomorrow will bring an explanation

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: mahokid] #305138
08/16/2023 08:22 AM
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Update

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"Firefighting operations were swiftly launched, with the Sint Maarten Fire Departments. Their efforts were successful in containing and ultimately extinguishing the blaze. Subsequently, a joint investigative team consisting of the forensic department of KPSM and fire personnel commenced an examination of the incident to determine the cause of the fire.

Preliminary findings from the ongoing investigation suggest that the fire was not a result of premeditated or intentional actions. Instead, the evidence points towards an electrical anomaly as the potential cause of the fire."


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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: bdeeley] #305139
08/16/2023 08:58 AM
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Well, actually, that is good news, I guess. Good news, that someone was not stupid enough to have caused the fire deliberately, but kind of scary that SBR has such faulty wiring. Anyone know the last time that building was renovated?


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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: Carol_Hill] #305142
08/16/2023 09:56 AM
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Carol, if I remember it was about 7/8 years ago they renovated all the units

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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: Carol_Hill] #305143
08/16/2023 10:35 AM
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I would have thought the electical system would have been inspected and our replaced after Irma. Some resorts just did band aid repairs where others had to pretty much start from scratch with electrical and plumbing.

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: Ackman] #305144
08/16/2023 10:50 AM
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Brian--PRE Irma or POST? I was thinking that SBR didn't have as much damage as other places from Irma, but it could be I don't remember correctly.


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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: SXMScubaman] #305145
08/16/2023 11:31 AM
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Inspected? ROTFLMAO


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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: Carol_Hill] #305154
08/16/2023 11:57 PM
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All the building were renovated pre Irma except the Villas which were done more recently.

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: BillandElaine] #305157
08/17/2023 08:02 AM
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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: BillandElaine] #305188
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
Inspected? ROTFLMAO


That was my reaction too....

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: Southbound] #305189
08/18/2023 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Southbound
Originally Posted by BillandElaine
Inspected? ROTFLMAO


That was my reaction too....

Probably why there was the fire.

Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: SXMScubaman] #305200
08/19/2023 09:31 AM
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I think her point is that NOPLACE in SXM is inspected, including your beloved Flamingo.


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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: Carol_Hill] #305201
08/19/2023 09:39 AM
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If that is the case, I wonder what this government department does??? It sounds like.......not much.

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Re: simpson bay resort fire [Re: Carol_Hill] #305205
08/19/2023 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
I think her point is that NOPLACE in SXM is inspected, including your beloved Flamingo.

Hard to say if they were or weren't.


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