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    Boone is Burning

    Anyone else hear about this? Sounds like it is pretty serious. And the 0 degree temperatures did not help any. The wife of one of my co-workers owns a business in this area. He has been out all morning making sure the flames do not spread to their shop.

    Fire Roars Through Downtown Boone Buildings - Des Moines News Story - KCCI Des Moines


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    Re: Boone is Burning

    holy cow..that is not good.


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    Re: Boone is Burning

    The article says it started in one of the apartments - judging from past experience, I'm suprised it didn't start in the kitchen of the restaurant.


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    Re: Boone is Burning

    We had a structure fire one time when it was this cold out. I took off my gloves for a minute and they completely froze, I had to find a new pair of gloves. It's one of those experiences that every firefighter should experience at sometime, but no one wants to experience it more then once.



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    Re: Boone is Burning

    Pictures are on kwbg.com



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    Re: Boone is Burning

    I was a student at ISU when the FIJI fraternity house burned down in sub-zero temps. After it was all over, it looked like an ice castle from all the water they poured into it


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    Re: Boone is Burning

    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsCy View Post
    I was a student at ISU when the FIJI fraternity house burned down in sub-zero temps. After it was all over, it looked like an ice castle from all the water they poured into it
    I believe a photo of that made its way to Time Magazine...



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    Re: Boone is Burning

    Here is one pic from the day after:


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    Here is another


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    Re: Boone is Burning

    This is crazy. My parents used to own a business on that same block, same side of the street just 4 doors down...


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    Re: Boone is Burning

    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsCy View Post
    Here is another

    What year did that occur? I assume early 80's?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmer View Post
    What year did that occur? I assume early 80's?
    The date stamp that the photo processor put on the print was March 1982 - so I think it was that Christmas break - Jan 82


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    Re: Boone is Burning

    Quote Originally Posted by jaretac View Post
    We had a structure fire one time when it was this cold out. I took off my gloves for a minute and they completely froze, I had to find a new pair of gloves. It's one of those experiences that every firefighter should experience at sometime, but no one wants to experience it more then once.
    We had a small fire at the local care center this winter one night when it was -25. Thankfully it was confined as far away from the residents as possible, but I was pretty well encased in ice in short order.

    One of the difficulties in that fire when it was that cold is that there was zero visibility - the cold air hitting the warm, humid air of the care center filled everything with a thick fog. That and if you were outside, water and steam flash-froze to your visor.



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    Re: Boone is Burning

    Same URL as in original post (Body Found Inside Burned Boone Building - Des Moines News Story - KCCI Des Moines) now goes to updated story saying one body was found in the burned building.



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