Roof of the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans is on fire. (September 21 2021)
By - mouthofreason
Pressure washing the roof caused the fire?? Damn! r/powerwashingporn would be sad to know.
They’d probably not care unless they weren’t wearing shoes, then it would be unacceptable
You know that guy was farting around up there with Crocs.
Portable powerwashers have gasoline in them.
A fire? At a Seaparks?
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The website actually triggered a security prompt on my iPhone to share my location. No thanks.
how the hell did power washing the roof cause a fire?!?
My educated guess was they were refilling the pressure washer with gas and some spilled. Since they were high on a roof they probably didn't really have anything to clean it up with and couldn't be bothered to go all the way down to get something. The fumes from the gas then probably ignited when they turned the pressure washer on.
I'll display my ignorance for all to see and I'll admit that I had always assumed pressure washers were electric.
Some are but they're generally less powerful, and there's probably nowhere to plug it in on the roof
Are you sure they're not just electing a new pope?
In New Orleans they elect new Saints
Now that Drew Brees is retired they need to elect a new starting QB.
What a weird way for me to find this out
I read this and was really hoping it’d be Drew Brees’ account.
And they've been starting Jameis Winston so far.
You know. Eat a W. Steal crab legs. Throw 30 ints. That Jameis Winston.
He was really excellent Week 1.
In true Saints fashion though, Week 2 has swung back the other way for us.
How do I say his first name?
Jay "better not" Miss.
Did the smoke tun white yet?
Well, SOMEone's gotta be in charge of all those Saints... why not a pope?
Nah you’re thinking of Pope Supreme
What does Diana Ross have to do with it?
>have to do with it
It's just a second hand emotion.
Also, wrong Era and genre...
Because Papa Legba said no.
I mean maybe that smoke it from the their intense marching-in
Nah at this rate they elect the new Aquaman
We need a few more after last weeks ass whopping by the Panthers.
So is the new pope a girl or a boy?
Gotta wait and see what color the explosion is that takes down the rest of the dome
Thanks for the laugh!
GREAT comment. Thanks!! Love your sense of humor. ;-)
Electing a new Popeyes Chicken, maybe.
Hot and ready
If they do they gotta show him [this](https://youtu.be/tKEIYKEPKO0)
Dumb question but is the Caesars Superdome “The Superdome”?
I’ve been out of the US for a while.
Edit: Video came through. Thanks Caesars!
It used to be Mercedes-Benz but it looks like the naming rights changed this year.
Same thing happened in Vancouvers when GM place became Rogers arena.
I never associated the thing with a business growing up. GM place is just what we called it. It wasn’t until the name changed well into adult hood that I connected the dots.
It’s weird having such a publicly important facility give the naming rights to a company.
The naming rights are usually sold by the owner of the stadium
Billionaires gonna billionaire.
Off topic but I hate when they try to shoe in a corporate name on something like this. Everyone who remembers Katrina remembers the Superdome. Does New Orleans have multiple superdomes? If not there is absolutely no reason to call it anything other than the Superdome (or New Orleans Superdome if the city hasn't yet been mentioned). It's happening all over the world and it doesn't have to just call it what it is and ignore the sponsorship.
I agree, but let's acknowledge that you'd probably feel differently if someone offered you $100 million to name something.
How the fuck does Mercedes get outbid by Little Caesar’s?
I thought it was "Caesars" like the casino, not "Little Caesars"?
You are right. The font proves it.
Free advertisement for Little Caesars though. I've never even heard of the casino. Last time I was in NO I went to Harrah's, which turns out is now Caesars.
Little Caesars is worth $22bn. If they want to bid on it, they have the money.
The arena is named after Caesars casinos though, which is worth about the same as Little Caesars.
Because being associated with some nasty old stadium in New Orleans didn't bring Mercedes as much brand value as they thought.
They are still all in on the Atlanta stadium which is awesome and fits the brand quality.
By bidding less money than Little Caesar's? I'm just guessing here.
What happens when bigger Caesar comes along?
If there prophecies are to be true then there will be 100 years of darkness and pain across the land
This is the first I've heard that, too. (NOLA native, moved away a long time ago.)
I saw the Stones there in 1978.
I have very little recollection of the concert itself. Why we thought concerts were for getting shit faced drunk and high, I can't tell you.
The lines for the bathroom were REALLY long. I do remember that.
I saw them in Buffalo on that same tour, "Some Girls"
How were the lines in the bathroom though?
So long that the girls would cut in on the boys line and we didn't care. We needed the urinals...
Nearly everybody still calls it The Superdome (or "The Dome" for short) unless they're contractually required
Absolutely. I’m a native Houstonian, I wouldn’t expect anything different from y’all ;)
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!
We don’t need no water
Let the motherfucker burn!
Burn mother fucker
# burn 🔥
Dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun *wacka wacka wacka wacka*
Hello my name is Jimmy Pop and I'm a dumb white guy
I'm not old or new, but middle school, fifth grade, like junior high
I don't know mofo, if y'all peeps be buggin' givin' props to my hoe 'cause she fly
But I can take the heat cause I'm the other white meat known as 'Kid Funky Fried',
But I can take the heat 'cause I'm the other white meat known as "Kid funky fried."
I came here to say the same thing
Most likely an hvac unit. Happens from time to time and hopefully the FD can get to it quickly and it doesn't turn into anything major.
They were pressure washing the roof and the motor for a pressure washer caught fire.
Just want to recap:
The thing that sprays water, caught on fire and can’t spray water to put out the fire on the thing that sprays water.
Did I get that right?
*Made in England*
"I'll just put that with the rest of the fire"
Four! I mean, five! I mean, fire!
Dear sir or madam
Oh one one eight nine nine nine….
Didn’t know there was a sub for that lol. I’m glad I know now lol
I had a humidifier catch fire and smoked burning plastic for hours until it finally melted through to the tank and put itself out.
My dishwasher started a small fire when a bamboo spoon fell on the drying element. Took me forever to find where the smoke was coming from, because why would a box of water be on fire!!
That self-extinguishing feature was extra, ya know!
Burning plastic= toxic hydrogen cyanide gas. No bueno.
I’m assuming through the pump would shut down there still wouldn’t be enough domestic water pressure on the business end of the spray nozzle to be able to do anything. Especially if the pressure washer ignited something nearby as well.
Bummer to be one of those workers.
Oh the irony
That pretty much sums up New Orleans as a whole.
“We are flooding… SO HOW THE HELL ARE WE ALSO BURNING?!”
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire, we don't need no water let the motherfucker burn, burn motherfucker burn!
Too bad they didn't ahve any other pressure washers around that could spray water at the fire. I guess the water volume is not amazing on those things, but any water limits the spread.
Those things push a lot of air around too, it would be interesting to see the balance between fire suppression and fire ventilation/oxygenation.
I know I'm That Guy but this is neither catastrophic nor a failure. Booo
I mean, if the pressure washer caught fire I would call that a failure of the motor. But yeah, nowhere near catastrophic unless the fire spreads.
that washer is pretty much washed up
Couldn't handle the pressure.
Isn’t that catastrophic for the pressure washer though?
And his family
You haven't been following the Saints season have you?
FFS, that city can't catch a break.
The ONE time it's not raining like hell...
The one part of that city above sea level is on fire
It's about time the taxpayers buy the owner a new stadium.
As a Minnesotan, I'm gonna upvote ya.
SOMEONE forgot to shovel the roof of the HHH Metrodome and BOOM!!!
New stadium, paid by taxpayers.
As a Carolinian, I'm gonna upvote you. Charlotte city council voted to use taxpayer $$ and "donated" the land to help build the first NBA arena for the Hornets back in the mid-to-late eighties. That state-of-art facility was then razed in 2007 aged 18-ish when the land underneath it became more valuable than the building.
The same thing just happened to The Palace in Auburn Hills. Take this upvote.
I remember a poll going around about what to do about the stadium after that and the resounding winner was “get the needle and thread”
Having grown up in that area, I bet half the taxpayers didn't even mind. Sports loyalty runs deep.
It’s the least we can do.
Black smoke. They haven't picked a new QB yet.
Where's bobby bouchez when you need a water boy
Brett farve finally got his revenge for ‘09
Wait is it the dome? Because it looks like a car on the overpass that just so happens to be in the section of where the roof begins
Aunti Wiki says it's the dome
i think they’re gonna be okay
not quite a catastrophe considering what they’ve been through.
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire
Wikipedia says they suspect a mishap during maintenance/rennovations
What a catastrophe! What a failure! I am in awe of the destruction I have just seen. WOW! I've never seen anything that bad! etc..... etc.....
Also not. It's a natural disaster, not a system failure.
Seems like a case of "Cajun lightning" to me.
Alien Spaceship crash lands in New Orleans. CNN
Well at least it's next to home Depot
Good thing there's a Home Depot close by.
They’re lucky Arthur Blank doesn’t still own them then
No Pope yet.
Roof of the New Orleans Home Depot's neighbor is mostly not on fire.
This here is Doug Dimmadome owner of Dimsdale Dimmadome and word Has it that Caesars Superdome roof is on fire . So come on down to Doug Dimmadomes Dimsdale Dimmadome where the roof is never on fire.
Ok but that’s a fuckin fancy Home Depot
Is it "catastrophic"?
Saints offense at practice
I was there for a game and jump around song started and tons of people were jumping. Never have I ever wanted out of a building immediately, that stadium is so old and I’m sure it is going to collapse soon if they don’t get a new stadium.
Don't know why you're getting downvoted. It's a 50yo stadium.
It’s been through flooding hurricanes, it’s an eye sore, it’s not as nice as it was when it was built. Plus buildings are not meant to last forever: plus I don’t mind some small downvotes. I love New Orleans but I don’t like being in danger
My sister and dad were at Candlestick for the Wprld Series in 89…. They thought it was rocking at first because of the excitement and stomping.
We STILL went to games there until they tore it down but I was always close to an exit.
Yeah it got damaged, but irrelevantly so it sounds like. If it survived that it was never going to be a problem.
Is it an eyesore because of the design or the Louisiana grime? I think it looks rather nice if you ignore the dirt in the roof which, ironically, they were cleaning.
To each their own
The roof, the roof is on fire..
Alexa, play “The Roof Is on Fire” by Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three.
The Roof…the Roof…the Roof is on fire 🔥 we don’t give fuck? Do we?
The block is hot
Oh no. The Jedi are taking over.
Weeeeellllllll it is New Orleans and it ALL needs to burn to the ground at some point ... Am I right??
> [catastrophic](https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/catastrophic): adjective, causing sudden and very great harm or destruction
This might qualify for r/failure, if there is one... but it's not catastrophic.
Not good to be sure, but a catastrophic failure…?
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire! Is this not jock -jams?
The Saint’s season going up in smoke.
Lol I think all countries have sports stadiums dude.
North Korea has the largest stadium in the world, and you can look it up. They’re not capitalist, are they? Quite the opposite.
Nola is hard to predict.
Was this on the bingo card?
That’s just a Home Depot advertisement
It’s a good start.
Hot and Ready?
Big easy looks like a hard place to live.
Another day in my home city.
Everything has been wild since the hurricane. But that's also common, too.
Catering outlet burner ventilation
Is Moby Worm attacking it?
New Orleans can’t catch a break.
We just got through a Cat 4 storm with minimal damage so I think that's a good break!
Huh. I hope no one got hurt.
“Hello, Jacksonville, yes…. I’d like to extend our stay”
Man this city really can't catch a break
Is it no longer the Mercedes super dome?
This is why we all remember the 21st night of September
Well, the song *was* written by Earth, Wind, and **Fire**.
These rappers’ listening parties are getting out of hand.
If you put this video beside one of the Saints from Sunday I wouldn't be able to tell the difference tbh.
It’s the Notre Dame all over again.
From now on it will be called the alrightdome.
Is it bad I automatically made it “ lil Caesars” in my head?
They're afraid of Bill Belichick so they're burning their own stadium down.
This could be considered "operator error" as well.
I swear to God that building is cursed.
NO better repent