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Re: 5 a.m. Smell Woke Us Up. Is it Kearny again?
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Those type of homes have attic spaces open to each other. You can crawl from one building to the next by just going through the attic.

A few years ago, I worked on one of those homes. First thing we did was install 5/8 inch Type X drywall, fire rated foam, and cellulose insulation to create a firestop. The building was gut-renovated only a few years earlier. I was shocked that the builder didn't do that, or the building department didn't require it.



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once the fire started traveling through a common cockloft, there was no stopping it.

"That's a common void that all of the houses share ... there's no stops,"


Hopefully this fire will give cocklofts the attention they deserve. People living in homes like these all over Jersey City should at least be given information about the risks and preventative measures.

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Re: 5 a.m. Smell Woke Us Up. Is it Kearny again?
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Those type of homes have attic spaces open to each other. You can crawl from one building to the next by just going through the attic.

A few years ago, I worked on one of those homes. First thing we did was install 5/8 inch Type X drywall, fire rated foam, and cellulose insulation to create a firestop. The building was gut-renovated only a few years earlier. I was shocked that the builder didn't do that, or the building department didn't require it.

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Re: 5 a.m. Smell Woke Us Up. Is it Kearny again?
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Thank you for your answers. I use a nebulizer and an inhaler, and sometimes my smell and taste get a bit off, but I AM afraid of fire in my building. Gotta get me a coon dog to sniff these things out!

Have a great Easter. Sorry for the people involved in the fire.

Posted on: 2012/4/8 10:49
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Re: 5 a.m. Smell Woke Us Up. Is it Kearny again?
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Jersey City fire reaches 6th alarm; 10 buildings showing flames

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... y_fire_reaches_5th_a.html

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Re: 5 a.m. Smell Woke Us Up. Is it Kearny again?
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I thought something was wrong with me....because around 4:30....i smelled something really bad....smelled like chlorine. I still smell it now. And I am at a friend's place in Bayonne. So not sure what is going.

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Radio said that there's a big fire on westside. I can see the smoke from my deck.

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Anybody know the nature of a noxious odor wafting through the windows five-ish this morning? Smelled electrical or petroleum-based. Who knows?

Thanks.

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