Waters Edge Condo Fire (Mission Fire)

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Any recent update on the status of the Walnut Grove to the east and the other condo next door to the west that was also on fire?
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one roofer working buy himself, no very smart ,is that even legal ?
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Kelowna real estate is on fire this summer.

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The fire at the construction site on Truswell is on my mind today. This must be one of the biggest structure fires in Kelowna in quite a while. Our fighfighters and EMS are all clearly working very hard. I have concern for the nearby buildings as well. Sending well wishes hoping it comes under control soon!
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I know there will be insurance but what about the poor subcontractors? Let's say the cabinet guy that was almost finished, but hadn't been paid yet?
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the truth wrote:one roofer working buy himself, no very smart ,is that even legal ?


Not the first and surely not the last time torch-on roofing application has resulted in fire. I've heard he fought hard to put it out, suffering burns to his hands and arms (unconfirmed mind you). Nothing "illegal" about working on your own. What will be interesting is if he had a fire extinguisher close by as is required by insurance providers for companies doing torch work. Accidents happen, and in this heat it takes but a few seconds for even a small flame to grow exponentially. I feel for the guy, but he'll have a few hard questions to answer.
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tsayta wrote:I know there will be insurance but what about the poor subcontractors? Let's say the cabinet guy that was almost finished, but hadn't been paid yet?


Legitimate sub-contractors should also be fully insured for such an event. I feel sorry for the many homeowners that were only a month or two from moving in - and now have no home.
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I smell arson.
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How many more buildings need to burn down before torch on roofing is either banned or new regulations calling for significant fire extinguishing apparatus manned and ready during operations? This is the cause of soooo many buildings going up in flames. Torch on roofers are starting to get a very poor reputation.

Although the following link is to a company it does show some interesting figures about BC roofing.

http://techproroofing.ca/reasons-why-to ... be-banned/
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The roofer is going to be traumatized for life. And I feel bad for the guy, these guys have a tough job and honestly don't get paid well for their efforts.

That being said, no way he should have been working alone with an open flame on a stick building.

I blame the Site Supervisor on this one for allowing the situation to even be an option.
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phasyluck wrote:I smell arson.

Castanet says:
https://www.castanet.net/edition/news-s ... htm#201336
The neighbours, who didn't want to give their names, said they saw a workman at the construction site using a torch on what they believed to be roofing type material.

The worker was at the site all morning, and all of sudden the neighbours noticed flames getting away from him.

He apparently tried tearing away at the material to halt the spread of the flames and burned his hands in the process.

Castanet witnessed a man who appeared to be in work clothes in the back of an ambulance with his hands bandaged.

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forum wrote:The roofer is going to be traumatized for life. And I feel bad for the guy, these guys have a tough job and honestly don't get paid well for their efforts.

That being said, no way he should have been working alone with an open flame on a stick building.

I blame the Site Supervisor on this one for allowing the situation to even be an option.

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No this goes higher . Stairwells need to be concrete floor to rooftop. If this happened at night in an occupied structure we are looking at 20 dead
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Yes good point. I was wondering about that. What happened to the firewalls and other protection designs? I suppose it was too early in construction to have the sprinkler system operational?
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