Tag: fires

One Year Ago Today: The Kensington Warehouse Fire That Left Two Dead–and Didn’t Have to Happen

Screen shot from YouTube video made by Scratchistanof the warehouse fire. Full video below.

Screen shot from YouTube video made by Scratchistanof the warehouse fire. Full video below.

Neighbors knew the abandoned Thomas Buck hosiery factory at the corner of Jasper and York in Kensington was a fire hazard. Jeff Carpineta, president of the East Kensington Neighborhood Association, told Hidden City Daily reporter Ryan Briggs about the way the building was falling apart. On March 30, 2012, Hidden City published these words:

Carpineta fears that arson might claim the building, like similar structures that have burned in recent years.

More →