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Conshohocken Burning…

August 14th, 2008 · 10 Comments · Breaking News, News, Photos & Videos

Obviously, very little information to provide.  I took a walk down to the fire location with my fiance and it was pretty bad.  I have some pictures from various sources including pictures from early on.  Looks like the new construction for River Walk is totally gone.  Building 4000 and 3000 looks like major damage.  Beyond that, not much to tell you.

Septa R6 is not running.  Traffic is a mess all over lower Conshy.  I’m at least 10 blocks away from the fire, its 10:00 PM and my house smells of smoke.  I have a friend who is currently on his honeymoon and lives in RiverWalk.  I’m sure it won’t be a welcome trip home.  If there is anything I can do for the readers, please email me.

My future sister-in-law works at one of the buildings near the fire.  Here are the shots, I should have more shots later.

Pictures taken by Shawn E. Sullivan

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  • Craig

    This fire must have made CNN or Fox News, I’m in Houston and when I checked into my hotel the person at the desk asked me if I lived in the buildings that were burning. I hope everyone is okay it sounds like the whole complex is ruined.

  • vulcanjedi

    I live about 4 blocks away. The fire was so high I thought it was only on the next block down on Spring Mill. I have some pictures and video from about 2 blocks away. The heat was unbelievable even from that distance. They got all the people out but I heard there were many pets in those buildings. It’s hard to watch other people seeing their lives burn up. One couple were there trying to visit friends that just moved in. My heart goes out to everyone involved.

  • Chris Seaver

    I live on E 9th Ave pretty much overlooking the fire. I was in NY for business when I had heard about the fire. My roomate sent me a picture from his phone and it looked like the whole east side of town was on fire. Thankfully I haven’t heard of anyone who was hurt. I can’t believe all those people now without a place to live. My roomate and I were considering renting out our place in Conshy, now we will definately be renting it out. Here is the link to the place https://post.craigslist.org/manage/794815701/r97tz We will definatly work with anyone who has been affected by this fire.

  • Jay Darley

    This morning I have been trying to find an organization through which I could donate multiple bags of great women’s clothes my wife has cleaned out of her closet. I called Spring Mill Fire Co. and they did not have any information. I called the Red Cross but they take donations through Salvation Army and St. Vincents. However, I am not interested in sending these clothes to a thrift shop, I want them to go right to my unfortunate neighbors. If anyone knows of a way to do this or wants to collaborate with me to get it done please send me an email. jaydarley@gmail.com

  • megh

    I live in West Conshy and watched from my deck. It was surreal. The smell of smoke woke me at 4 a.m. I’m definitely feeling for all those residents right now. I wonder if any benefits will be happening in town at all. I’d love to help everyone out as much as I can.

  • Stephanie

    That was unreal. I live on E 4th and just from my apt to the edge of the lawn… the temp got so hot.

    I went to get sushi at Spamps and the guy next to me had moved into River Walk Friday, broke up with his girlfrien the day before and then yesterday his house burned down.

    If you hear of any way we can all help out let us know… I know many people that want to help. We just don’t know what we can do. Conshohocken is such a great town, we need to pull together.

  • Stephanie

    At my gym I saw an email with a link to Philadelphia’s red cross
    http://www.redcross-philly.org/ There is a link at the top about where to donate.

  • Nancy

    Former Conshy resident (1969) here…had been recently considering moving back and guess which apartments I had looked at on-line. Well, anyway, I was interested to see the time/date stamp on your future SIL’s photos — it looks like she got the only photos that showed the structure before it was completely engulfed. The time stamp would show how quickly that happened. Just curious. My sympathy to all involved.

  • Speener

    Of course I named my blog post the same thing – I thought I was being original.

    I’ve lived in Conshohocken for 12 years and in that time I’m amazed at the amount of large fires here. Just two years ago there was another big fire right in that same area that burned down an old chemical plant that was being renovated. The church fire that Brian has referred to here. The Italian caterer on the west side of Conshy.

    You have to wonder.

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