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Commercial Building Fire

7/14/2022 (Permalink)

Building on fire Fireworks cause Fires, Practice Safety!!

On the 5th of July in Albany Oregon, I stood in the rain just across from the courthouse downtown. I was waiting for my coworkers, who were putting in extra hours to come and help protect what was left of the once beautiful, historic commercial rental before me. Many neighbors came by to commiserate over the devastating damages. As the workday ended, Mayor Alex stopped by and expressed his empathetic sorrow for those now displaced by the fires rage, and we admired what was left of the original craftsmanship with heavy hearts. A fleet of SERVPRO vehicles began to arrive on the scene and Alex hurried off to go about doing important mayor things while my coworkers got started.

                There is a process here at SERVPRO for dealing with disasters. There are professionals who evaluate structural integrity, who remove the damage, who rebuild. In the very beginning, we work to secure the property so that no curious cats come to harm. We are well versed in the language of the insurance companies and their processes, and we work hard, efficiently, and very quickly to ensure that no liability will fall on the already burdened. We view this as an essential first response for any member of our community. We are here to help.

                 I’m sure that you have already guessed how such a large commercial rental building could have come to such a sad place in its long history. The giveaway is the date I suppose. You are right. Fireworks, that had even been watered down after their show, were left bagged up on the back porch. And Albany’s firemen watered all through the night, heroes that they are to save what they could. We’d like to take a moment to share with you how to properly dispose of your fireworks.

1)      Completely submerge your fireworks in a bucket of water.

2)      Allow them to soak overnight.

3)      Double wrap the soaked fireworks in plastic so they do not dry out 

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