[Discussion] Neigbborhood Apartment Fire

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Thu Dec 22 22:02:11 PST 2011

I walked through the lower school tonight, and the news is not good.  The
east wall got scorched, and there is extensive water damage throughout the
lower school, grades k thru 5.

The principal's east windows caught fire, as did the art teacher's east
windows, and the same for the library and the main office.  The fire was
mostly to the exterior, fortunately, but all of those windows were punched
out by SFFD.

There is water in many of the classrooms, because the sprinklers activated.

Remarkably, all of our Linux computers were spared as far as I could see!
Not a single one of our Linux computers were damaged in any way!

The Linux lab is in the upper school (grades 6 thru 8), which was spared.
The upper school will smell smokey, probably.  Construction, which was
previously under way on the upper school, might be delayed. Construction
was already delayed by order of the fire marshall, as it was unsafe for the
workers to be there today.

This whole thing will be quite bad for CACS.

I will keep you in touch as I learn new things.
On Dec 22, 2011 6:54 PM, "Christian Einfeldt" <einfeldt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> It is contained, and it was really close to the new building that is
> housing the principal's office and the lower school.  The lower school is
> just to the north of the buildings that burned.  The upper school is north
> of the lower school.  It appears that neither the upper school nor lower
> school were affected.  I am going to walk past the school on the way home
> tonight to see if all is okay.  I will let you know.
> I'll bet that the lower school is going to smell a bit like smoke.
> I wonder if it was one of the workers who called in the fire.  I don't see
> how they could have missed it.  I wonder if they were able to continue
> working with all of the commotion.
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 4:43 PM, Grant Bowman <grantbow at partimus.org>wrote:
>> I am guessing by now the fire is contained. It began at 1502 Golden
>> Gate, the same block as CACS. The school is on break and the video
>> seemed to show fire burning but contained.
>> Grant
>> On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 1:29 PM, Grant Bowman <grantbow at partimus.org>
>> wrote:
>> > This is an unfolding event.  Less than two hours ago a fire was
>> reported in
>> > the neighborhood of two schools we zupport, KIPP & CACS. I got this text
>> > message and read the initial story.
>> >
>> > BREAKING NEWS: A major structure fire is burning at Pierce St. and
>> Golden
>> > Gate Ave. near Alamo Square in SF - http://cbsloc.al/ryoCPv
>> >
>> > Our thoughts and prayers are with all those effected by this tragedy.
>> >
>> > Grant Bowman
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