Forum Title: Unpermitted Roofer May Have Caused Inferno That Devoured Furniture Store
It is a shame that things like this have to happen. This is why it is so important to watch who you hire to do a job for you. Cheaper is not always the way to go.Quote:The inferno that devoured a New Jersey furniture store, sending thick black smoke billowing into that air that could be seen from midtown Manhattan, may have been caused by anunpermittedroofer, officials say.The cause of the blaze at the store on John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen will be listed as accidental, but fire inspector Thomas Irving says investigators have yet to find any permit application for the work that was underway when the fire broke out shortly before noon Wednesday. Under state fire code, roofing work in which any kind of flame is used requires at least one person on the roof with a fire extinguisher. No injuries were reported in the five-alarm blaze. Source
Category: Roofing Post By: JEROME SCHNEIDER (Warner Robins, GA), 02/03/2018

I would hate to be the one that is responsible for such a disaster. I don't see how they could have missed the fact that he didn't have a permit. Someone dropped the ball on thisone.

- RON VAUGHN (Mount Vernon, NY), 03/03/2018

It is so sad when you hear something like this happen. I am a little surprised that the business didn't check this guy out and make sure that his paperwork was all in order. Something like this could have an effect on their insurance.

- NELSON MARQUEZ (Waltham, MA), 04/07/2018

Yes, I was thinking the same thing. There has to be more to this story than they are reporting. I'm sure there will be a big investigation into what caused it and how it started. Once the insurance company gets involved, more will be known.

- BOBBIE RODGERS (Jersey City, NJ), 04/19/2018

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