Major Fire At B&H Photo Warehouse In New York City

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  1. Rural 23

    Rural 23 Guest

    Does anyone know if the major fire at the B&H Warehouse in New York City is
    affecting delivery of products from that company?
     
    Rural 23, Feb 24, 2005
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  2. No delays are forecast.
    Lenses may be a bit smoky though:)
     
    Lew Zeelastik, Feb 24, 2005
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  3. I sure hope not I'm getting ready to buy a new lens!!! :)
     
    Robert R Kircher, Jr., Feb 25, 2005
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    bmoag Guest

    Maybe they'll have a fire sale with some red hot specials . . .
     
    bmoag, Feb 25, 2005
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  5. Oof. I hate to laugh at bad puns, but that was pretty good.

    Well, I guess they'll specialize in underwater photography equipment.
    AS in equipment that has been underwater!
     
    Brian C. Baird, Feb 25, 2005
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  6. I'm also concerned whether anyone was injured or not...call me a
    square, but I hope all of the employees are OK.
     
    Woodchuck Bill, Feb 25, 2005
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    VincentJames Guest

    Geez, and I just got my new catalogue the other day. Think I'll wait and
    check the website next week.
     
    VincentJames, Feb 25, 2005
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    C J Campbell Guest

    They say there was only one minor injury.
     
    C J Campbell, Feb 25, 2005
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    Lisa Horton Guest

    The news said only one minor injury, thank goodness. Four alarms and
    168 firefighters, sounds pretty major. I'm sure they've got insurance,
    but I'm also sure that it will take a little time to fix the building
    and rebuild stock levels.

    Lisa
     
    Lisa Horton, Feb 25, 2005
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  10. Thank you for the update. It is good to know that there were no
    (immediate) serious injuries...of course, smoke damage could have a
    delayed effect, but I'll hope for the best.
     
    Woodchuck Bill, Feb 25, 2005
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    Ken Oaf Guest

    Insurance job?
     
    Ken Oaf, Feb 25, 2005
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    Big Bill Guest

    I'm also glad to hear about only 1 minor injury. There are two wayus I
    don't want to die: burning & drowning. Either one gives me the
    shivers!
    It'll take some time to rebuild stock, but the building can be
    replaced with any of several that can be rented/leased short term.
     
    Big Bill, Feb 25, 2005
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    Big Bill Guest

    Certainy not by B&H. No reason.
    I don't know if the building was leased (probably was), but B&H would
    be paying enough to make an insurance fire unlikely.
     
    Big Bill, Feb 25, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    A frined of mine nearly drowned. He was terrified. Until he couldn't breathe.
    Then he felt quite peaceful. Then he got pulled out of the surf. Then it got
    nasty! But he is very thankful to be alive... (Cheers Barry!).

    Burning must be the worst way to go...

    Alan.
     
    Alan Browne, Feb 25, 2005
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    C J Campbell Guest

    No, surviving extensive burns might be bad, but if you burn to death usually
    you take one breath and your lungs are seared and it is lights out.

    Cancer is the worst way to go, especially if the kidneys stop functioning
    and small crystals start getting into your capillaries so that every nerve
    ending in your body is inflamed. You can't even scream.
     
    C J Campbell, Feb 25, 2005
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    Brian Baird Guest

    Oof. And lucky. Cheers indeed.
    I'd imagine so. But it's a lot faster than certain types of very
    painful cancers.
     
    Brian Baird, Feb 25, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    I agree that cancer is a terrible way to die by disease ... the context however
    was accidents. And no, not all 'burning deaths' are that fast, such as someone
    mechnically trapped in a vehicle, quite able to breathe and being burned in
    non-critical areas before the flames spread... I hate to be gruesome, but there
    are many variations on these themes.
     
    Alan Browne, Feb 25, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

     
    Alan Browne, Feb 25, 2005
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    Brian Baird Guest

    Oh yeah. In an accident context, burning is no fun. I'd rather be
    disemboweled.

    But then again, if I WAS disemboweled, I'd probably be thinking: "Gee,
    fire wouldn't be such a bad option right now..."

    I guess it's all context.
     
    Brian Baird, Feb 25, 2005
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  20. It's certainly not an insurance job - it wasn't the B&H warehouse that
    caught fire, it was an adjacent building. B&H sufferred some water damage
    as a result.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Feb 25, 2005
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