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We’ve been posting stories about fires in condominiums for a number of years now.  The main reason why we pay so much attention to condo fires, as opposed to home fires in HOA’s, is that a fire that starts in a condo unit, usually takes out many more units before it’s put out.  As a result, CAN is very in favor of association’s being pro-active in fire prevention.

Condominium Fires

  • Fire destroys 2 Nashville condos, leaves at least 3 families homeless (TN) June 26, 2017 A fast-moving fire swept through two condos Sunday night in the southwestern part of the city near the Brentwood line, destroyed both homes and left at least three families homeless, Nashville fire officials said.    Read the article……………
  • Fire ‘hero’ sued for wrongful death in Bellevue condo fire (WA) June 22, 2017 The family of the two victims killed in the Bellevue Chimney condominiums fire wants to hold the man who police say started the fire accountable.  They filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Christo Fournararkis and his wife, along with the Chimney Homeowner’s Association.  Read the article………….
  • Residents evacuated in Boise condo fire (ID) June 21, 2017 Several southwest Boise residents were evacuated from their homes Wednesday afternoon after a fire was reported in their condominium fourplex.      Read the article……….
  • Two dogs dead in Buffalo Grove condo fire; residents unharmed (IL) June 21, 2017 Two dogs died in a blaze Tuesday night at a Buffalo Grove condominium building before firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, authorities said.  The fire, which started about 5:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Le Parc Circle, was contained to one unit and brought under control by 6:25 p.m., Lt. John Gilleran of the Buffalo Grove Fire Department said. The unit where the fire started and one next door also had water damage, Gilleran said.     Read the ...
  • Three injured in northeast Columbus condo explosion (OH) June 19, 2017 ire investigators said two adults and a child were hurt after an explosion at a condo unit at the New Albany Village Condominiums off E Dublin-Granville Rd.  Fire crews said the explosion happened just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday.  The force from the explosion busted windows, buckled the garage door, and knocked doors off their frames according to investigators.   Read the article…………….
  • Balcony fire at downtown condo building sparked by discarded cigarette June 14, 2017 Capt. Michael Westwood told CP24 that crews contained the blaze shortly after they arrived at the scene.  Westwood said no one was injured as a result, but that the property suffered some damage.  Toronto Fire later confirmed that the fire was sparked by a cigarette discarded from a balcony above the site of the blaze.  In all of 2016, Toronto Fire reported 25 fires caused by tossed cigarettes.    Read the article………….
  • Child seriously injured in east Tulsa condo fire (OK) June 13, 2017 A child was in serious condition after being rescued from an east Tulsa residential fire Monday evening.  The girl, whose age has not been released but was estimated at about 10, was in serious condition at the Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis Hospital, authorities said.     Read the article………….
  • Marijuana grow operation may have caused Woodhaven fire (MI) June 12, 2017 An investigation is underway after a fire at an apartment complex in Woodhaven.  Crews were called out to Kirkway Village Condos off of Allen Road this morning.  It appears the fire only caused exterior damage to two of the condo units.   Read the article……………
  • 1 Injured In Clearwater Condo Fire June 11, 2017 A woman was seriously injured in a Sunday morning fire that broke out in a first-floor unit at the Seville Condominiums near Clearwater mall. According to Clearwater Fire Rescue, the woman was being airlifted to a local hospital for treatment of burns.     Read the article…………..
  • People evacuated after Shreveport condo catches fire (LA) June 9, 2017 Shreveport Fire Battalion Chief Gary Ralph says the fire started on the first floor of one of the condos.  The building was evacuated and the tenants made it out safely before firefighters arrived.   Read the article………….
  • Careless smoking leads to spike in balcony fires in 2017: Toronto Fire Services June 7, 2017 Toronto Fire officials are warning resident living in high-rise buildings to be careful with how they dispose of their cigarettes following a spike in balcony fires in the city this year.     Read the article……………
  • Three pets killed in Legend Oaks condo fire (SC) June 5, 2017 Fire crews responded to a group of condos in Legend Oaks for a large fire early Sunday morning.  Residents tell ABC News 4 the fire started around 5 a.m. on Golf View Road. While no injuries were reported, we were told two cats and a dog were killed.    Read the article…………..
  • Three pets killed in Legend Oaks condo fire (CO) June 4, 2017 Fire crews responded to a group of condos in Legend Oaks for a large fire early Sunday morning. Residents tell ABC News 4 the fire started around 5 a.m. on Golf View Road. While no injuries were reported, we were told two cats and a dog were killed.  The two-story units in the Highlands section of Legend Oaks had flames shooting through the roof. Neighbors say eight units were evacuated but only six sustained the brunt of the damage.
  • Six evacuated after Fresno condominium fire (CA) June 3, 2017 Six people were left homeless Friday night after a condominium fire in east-central Fresno, city Battalion Chief Tony Escobedo said.  The fire is suspected to have started inside a washing machine on the first floor of the two-story building, Escobedo said.     Read the article…………..
  • Crews battling four-alarm fire in Reading condo complex June 1, 2017 Crews battled a four-alarm fire in a condo complex in Reading Thursday afternoon.  The fire was at 52 Sanborn St. at the Old Reading Schoolhouse Condominium complex located about a block from Town Hall.  Fire departments from several neighboring communities, as well as the American Red Cross, were on the scene.    Read the article……………
  • Shreveport contractor helps group escape condo fire, hailed a hero (LA) May 31, 2017 A passerby is now a hero after he helped a group of strangers escape a burning condo in East Shreveport.  It happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday at East Kings Court Complex in the 1800 block of East Kings Highway.  Adam Willard, a Shreveport contractor, was driving home when he says he knew something wasn’t right.  Willard immediately called 911 and started beating on doors and burning glass windows.    Read the article…………..
  • NJ residents tie bedsheets, jump out of windows of burning condo May 26, 2017 A man was injured Thursday morning after jumping out of a window of a condo building that was on fire.  Authorities said the 45-year-old man leaped from a second-floor window of the building on Grand Central Avenue. His was the only reported injury in the 1:21 a.m. fire that consumed the two-story multi-unit building.    Read the article…………….
  • Firefighters Put Out Condominium Blaze in Chatsworth (CA) May 24, 2017 The blaze was reported about 8:30 a.m. in the 10000 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.  The fire was in the wall and attic of the 2-story condo.  It took firefighters about 25 minutes to confine the blaze to a portion of two conjoined homes and their shared attic, officials said.    Read the article………….
  • Staten Island blaze kills man celebrating birthday, hurts 9-year-old son who cried to neighbors, ‘Help my dad’ May 21, 2017 A 9-year-old boy tried desperately to save his father from their burning Staten Island home Saturday night by running to neighbors and “begging” for help, witnesses said.  “Please, please help me get my dad,” the child cried out, while ringing a neighbor’s doorbell. “He can’t die.”  A man who identified himself as Joseph, 52, said he woke up, answered the door and found the distraught child, Tony, covered in black soot.  The blaze ultimately ripped through the condo, killing his ...
  • Flames tear through West Orlando condo building (FL) May 19, 2017 Flames ripped through a West Orlando condo building on Thursday, leaving families without a home.  The fire broke out at the Pine Shadows Condominiums on Pinebark Avenue, just off South Kirkman Road.  The flames did the most damage on the second floor, impacting four units.   Read the article…………..

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