Firetrucks return to housing project to battle accidental blaze

Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 1:07 PM
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Less than 24 hours after a police shooting provoked an angry crowd at Cherry Tree Crossing housing project, deputies and firetrucks returned this afternoon after a unit caught fire. The blaze is believed to have been an accident, and the man responsible was taken to the hospital for treatment of burns, officials said.

Three firetrucks and seven patrol cars were visable to Chronicle reporters at the scene.The fire was in Unit 1609, they said.

The victim was identied as Dremaine Barrett, who burned his legs after a gasoline can caught fire when it was placed too close to a water heater, fire department Battallion Chief Michael Weathers said.

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bone
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bone 12/15/08 - 02:44 pm
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hmmm...bet there's something

hmmm...bet there's something racist about this incident, too. any chance the firefighters/law enforcement officials started this whole thing as an excuse to go wreak havoc in the community again?

Concerned Citizen
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Concerned Citizen 12/15/08 - 02:51 pm
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Oh here we go, let it go

Oh here we go, let it go people, let it go.

Nice-Shot
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Nice-Shot 12/15/08 - 02:54 pm
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I bet that homeowner is glad

I bet that homeowner is glad the fire department and police returned to help him out!

Concerned Citizen
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Concerned Citizen 12/15/08 - 02:57 pm
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maybe he was not one of them

maybe he was not one of them in the crowd, but in the house minding his own business

Nice-Shot
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Nice-Shot 12/15/08 - 03:00 pm
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He probably wasn't one of the

He probably wasn't one of the crowd rioting but the crowd didn't care what crime the police were addressing, they just revolted. I'm glad the fire dept didn't assume he WAS part of the crowd and take their time, instead they look above what could have been and did their jobs well.

Signal Always
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Signal Always 12/15/08 - 03:21 pm
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Let'em burn to the ground.

Let'em burn to the ground. Maybe those idiots on government assistance will think before they act like a bunch of damn animals again.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 12/15/08 - 03:26 pm
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Signal_Always aren't you

Signal_Always aren't you black?

Signal Always
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Signal Always 12/15/08 - 03:27 pm
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I'm an American. There's not

I'm an American. There's not a damn thing in my posting that has anything to do with a color. Trash is trash is trash. It comes in all colors, shapes, and forms.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 12/15/08 - 03:28 pm
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It amazing how some blacks

It amazing how some blacks think they are this and this and that in life, it's a fact these that think like that if and when they are faced with a racist white person the first thing they will call people like Signal and SgtMidtown is the N word.

YellowHammer
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YellowHammer 12/15/08 - 03:28 pm
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Just hang in there a little

Just hang in there a little longer parasites. Obama will be along soon to give you your checks. You can get a new Escalade to go along with new govt. housing.

augboi4life
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augboi4life 12/15/08 - 03:29 pm
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wow, its sad that a persons

wow, its sad that a persons life being saved is subject to scrutiny. I'm not sure what happened that made the people mad but there was still a life saved nevertheless even if the person was a participant which he was probably not his life is still worth more than the words of hatred within these comments!

Signal Always
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Signal Always 12/15/08 - 03:33 pm
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Conservatives don't follow a

Conservatives don't follow a liberal collectivist mentality, Jackfruit. If one is an individual, it matters not one damn bit how someone else views you. Maybe you like to sit around and cry because someone called you a name, others decide to buck up and drive the hell on.

ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 12/15/08 - 03:33 pm
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yeah...[filtered word] da polece...until

yeah...[filtered word] da polece...until you need them. bunch of idiots!

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 12/15/08 - 03:38 pm
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Signal yet and still you

Signal yet and still you BLACK and you know it, you may look down on other blacks, but the average white man looks at you differently through their eyes. You may be high and mighty (in your circle of friends) but you still black. Surely there are government assisted people in your neighborhood? Didn't I read a post awhile back where you said your family received food stamps, at that time did it not help your family to survived? you may not have stayed on it long, but did it not help?

Signal Always
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Signal Always 12/15/08 - 03:43 pm
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Stay the victim, Jackfruit.

Stay the victim, Jackfruit. Your party depend$ on it.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 12/15/08 - 03:46 pm
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I've never been the victim,

I've never been the victim, you lose your mind from hating black people so much and you black.

Signal Always
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Signal Always 12/15/08 - 03:52 pm
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"...and you black". What

"...and you black". What exactly does that mean? There seems to be something missing from that statement. Also, I don't hate anyone. Well, maybe with the exception of liberals. Other than that, I don't see color. I see actions. I deplore certain actions brought about and embraced, if not encouraged, by the radical liberal movement in this country. I've served with some very respectable and honorable people from ALL races, and some real dirtbags from all races as well. Now, you want to tell me how that can be construed as a statement about any particular race?

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sismel 12/15/08 - 03:59 pm
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Perhaps it's not black people

Perhaps it's not black people he has a problem with....but the ones that would rather live off the government and cause problems. No matter what color they are.

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 12/15/08 - 04:00 pm
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Signal HUSH somebody's

Signal HUSH somebody's calling your name, it sounds like Jesus.

sanders23
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sanders23 12/15/08 - 04:05 pm
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I bet the fire dept was just

I bet the fire dept was just thrilled to get this call.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 12/15/08 - 04:09 pm
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Good grief people!! What's

Good grief people!! What's the matter with you? Why do you act so disgustingly hateful toward each other? We are all in one boat, sink or swim - if this world were to end today I am sure the attitude of most of you would change rapidly!
Keep your opinions to yourselves in this case or, at least, have a positive attitude - don't pour more oil on the burning fire!
I was in Augusta in 1969 and I can tell you that it was very very sad. So - STOP THIS HATRED! Try to get along, we only go around once in this life.
Please spare your efffort if you have a negative comment, we do not need any more.
Merry Christmas - it comes around every year!!!

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 12/15/08 - 04:17 pm
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More Gas!! More Gas!!!
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More Gas!! More Gas!!!

me too
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me too 12/15/08 - 04:17 pm
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Merry Christmas to you too,

Merry Christmas to you too, TrulyWorried. Pass the Peace on!

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 12/15/08 - 04:26 pm
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Yes, and a Merry Christmas to

Yes, and a Merry Christmas to you too - "me too"".

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SCGAL53 12/15/08 - 04:34 pm
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Signal, sorry you have to put

Signal, sorry you have to put up with the ignorant. Race was not mentioned in this article, but someone had to start trouble, as usual.

justus4
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justus4 12/15/08 - 05:08 pm
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A gas can NEAR a water
Unpublished

A gas can NEAR a water heater? Maybe an open flame? How can that be? Those facts do not pass the smell test! And (7) SEVEN patrol cars! What are the police trying to say? This story is suspect and a hidden agenda employed. Give us a break! Low income people are poor, not stupid.

I_Wear_Lipstick_2
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I_Wear_Lipstick_2 12/15/08 - 05:17 pm
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Did you think maybe seven

Did you think maybe seven patrol cars were present because the rioting last night made the sheriff place more deputies on patrol in that area? Did you think maybe when the call came out about a fire in the same location as the rioting from last night, that more cops responded thinking it could be more rioting? No. You instead think that the police and the chronicle have a hidden agenda....get some common sense justus4.

Signal Always
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Signal Always 12/15/08 - 05:32 pm
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My comment that started with

My comment that started with "I'm an American", after Jackfruit asked if I was black, was removed. Gee, wonder why? That was the most innocuous post I made in this section.

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 12/15/08 - 05:56 pm
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the repairs and everything

the repairs and everything else will be deducted from everyone's check except the residents from that housing project..

steve-o
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steve-o 12/15/08 - 11:25 pm
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I hope that while they were

I hope that while they were battling the "accidental blaze" that they also put out the drug and malt liquer induced "other" blazes that were set by the upstanding citizenry over at the cherry tree projects.

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