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    Ames Apartment Fire

    Does anyone live out on South Fifth Street? The fire was a little too close to Taco Bell for my liking.

    Fire breaks out on South Fifth Street, displaces 100 people - Iowa State Daily: News



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    Re: Ames Apartment Fire



    that's a lot of fire



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    Re: Ames Apartment Fire

    Its kind of sad that the daily has better coverage of this news event that happened off campus then the tribune or KCCI.



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    Re: Ames Apartment Fire

    South Ghettos should have been burned down a long time ago. But a controlled burn with the residents moved out ahead of time would have been the better way to go.




    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    Does anyone live out on South Fifth Street? The fire was a little too close to Taco Bell for my liking.

    Fire breaks out on South Fifth Street, displaces 100 people - Iowa State Daily: News



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    Re: Ames Apartment Fire

    sad day, I lived out there for about 3 years during my time at Iowa State.



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    Re: Ames Apartment Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by junckerl View Post
    Its kind of sad that the daily has better coverage of this news event that happened off campus then the tribune or KCCI.
    The Trib had a story posted at 7 a.m., then updated again at noon.

    Apartment house burns on South Fifth Street | Ames Tribune



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    Re: Ames Apartment Fire

    I live off South 4th and can see those from my br window... I woke up at 10 and didnt notice a thing until i checked my twitter feed...



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    Re: Ames Apartment Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by CY9008 View Post
    I live off South 4th and can see those from my br window... I woke up at 10 and didnt notice a thing until i checked my twitter feed...
    I was walking to campus at quarter to 7 and I could see smoke in the air. I didn't think much of it until I saw the story.



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    Re: Ames Apartment Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    sad day, I lived out there for about 3 years during my time at Iowa State.
    Lived there in the mid-70's and the place was sort of a dump even back then when they were new. Crappy wooden frame walkups that creaked and moaned whenever the wind blew hard.

    Hope these folks had some renters insurance.



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    Re: Ames Apartment Fire

    I lived there my last semester at ISU, sad to see this happen. For you students that rent, I know money can be tight but the $100 a year for renter's insurance gets you about $20,000 in coverage and is well worth it in case this ever happens to you. Granted it sucks to lose personal items that can't be replaced but take into consideration just how much you have invested in clothes, furniture, electronics, and personal items. $100 is not a lot to pay for the thousands of dollars something like this can put you out.

    My wife lost everything in an apartment fire in West Des Moines in 2005 and thankfully had renter's insurance that covered it all.


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    Re: Ames Apartment Fire

    The sad thing about me is, I generally only keep my apartment clean because I don't want an apartment fire to occur and then everyone think that I'm a slob.


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