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Roof of the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans is on fire. (September 21 2021)

Roof of the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans is on fire. (September 21 2021)

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stoofu

[https://www.wdsu.com/article/new-orleans-superdome-fire/37679970](https://www.wdsu.com/article/new-orleans-superdome-fire/37679970)


etta1188

Pressure washing the roof caused the fire?? Damn! r/powerwashingporn would be sad to know.


DuelOstrich

They’d probably not care unless they weren’t wearing shoes, then it would be unacceptable


donkeyrocket

You know that guy was farting around up there with Crocs.


drzowie

Portable powerwashers have gasoline in them.


lemon_tea

A fire? At a Seaparks?


PlazzmiK

Nice... # Sorry, this content is not available in your region.


Nimmyzed

Which means you're safe from them selling your information


youtocin

The website actually triggered a security prompt on my iPhone to share my location. No thanks.


nolan1971

how the hell did power washing the roof cause a fire?!?


TimeToGloat

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.


dailycyberiad

I'll display my ignorance for all to see and I'll admit that I had always assumed pressure washers were electric.


iLike2Teabag

Some are but they're generally less powerful, and there's probably nowhere to plug it in on the roof


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Fl1pp3d0ff

Are you sure they're not just electing a new pope?


ThePookaMacPhellimy

In New Orleans they elect new Saints


joecarter93

Now that Drew Brees is retired they need to elect a new starting QB.


olmikeyy

What a weird way for me to find this out


boyOfDestiny

I read this and was really hoping it’d be Drew Brees’ account.


xcaltoona

And they've been starting Jameis Winston so far. You know. Eat a W. Steal crab legs. Throw 30 ints. That Jameis Winston.


Nev4da

He was really excellent Week 1. In true Saints fashion though, Week 2 has swung back the other way for us.


Risley

# W # H # O # D # A # T


AfroThunderOC

B L E W D A T


aliie_627

How do I say his first name?


DJheddo

Jay Miss


The_White_Light

Jay "better not" Miss.


the_good_hodgkins

Heisenberg


EvilGeniusSkis

Did the smoke tun white yet?


Fl1pp3d0ff

Well, SOMEone's gotta be in charge of all those Saints... why not a pope?


bremergorst

Nah you’re thinking of Pope Supreme


Fl1pp3d0ff

What does Diana Ross have to do with it?


Scolova

>have to do with it Tina Turner


Horzzo

It's just a second hand emotion.


Fl1pp3d0ff

*Got Also, wrong Era and genre...


MartingaleGala

Because Papa Legba said no.


Lizard_King_5

I mean maybe that smoke it from the their intense marching-in


CrimsonCarbide

Nah at this rate they elect the new Aquaman


xynix_ie

We need a few more after last weeks ass whopping by the Panthers.


2340859764059860598

So is the new pope a girl or a boy?


gamerspoon

Gotta wait and see what color the explosion is that takes down the rest of the dome


Kjellvis

Thanks for the laugh!


Brian-H-Vedder

GREAT comment. Thanks!! Love your sense of humor. ;-)


roger_blockhead

Electing a new Popeyes Chicken, maybe.


steve_im-lost2

Hot and ready


brother_of_menelaus

If they do they gotta show him [this](https://youtu.be/tKEIYKEPKO0)


captaincrunk82

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!


jqubed

It used to be Mercedes-Benz but it looks like the naming rights changed this year.


Northern-Canadian

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.


p_cool_guy

The naming rights are usually sold by the owner of the stadium


Northern-Canadian

I’m aware. Billionaires gonna billionaire.


rclonecopymove

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.


ballsack-vinaigrette

I agree, but let's acknowledge that you'd probably feel differently if someone offered you $100 million to name something.


scootscoot

How the fuck does Mercedes get outbid by Little Caesar’s?


korben2600

I thought it was "Caesars" like the casino, not "Little Caesars"?


boc333

You are right. The font proves it.


Horzzo

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.


flume

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.


olderaccount

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.


Xarama

By bidding less money than Little Caesar's? I'm just guessing here.


rclonecopymove

What happens when bigger Caesar comes along?


Ya_Mama_hella_ugly

If there prophecies are to be true then there will be 100 years of darkness and pain across the land


busy_yogurt

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.


tucci007

I saw them in Buffalo on that same tour, "Some Girls"


totoybibbo

How were the lines in the bathroom though?


Grandpa_Dan

So long that the girls would cut in on the boys line and we didn't care. We needed the urinals...


MOONGOONER

Nearly everybody still calls it The Superdome (or "The Dome" for short) unless they're contractually required


captaincrunk82

Absolutely. I’m a native Houstonian, I wouldn’t expect anything different from y’all ;)


neu-bar

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!


udunn0jb

We don’t need no water


GeorgeAmberson

Let the motherfucker burn!


Erob3031

Burn mother fucker


subdep

# burn 🔥


disturbedkentuckian

Dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun *wacka wacka wacka wacka*


Minosfall

Hello my name is Jimmy Pop and I'm a dumb white guy


thebigbadyeti1

I'm not old or new, but middle school, fifth grade, like junior high


Minosfall

I don't know mofo, if y'all peeps be buggin' givin' props to my hoe 'cause she fly


PM_ME_YER_MUDFLAPS

But I can take the heat cause I'm the other white meat known as 'Kid Funky Fried',


lettheidiotspeak

But I can take the heat 'cause I'm the other white meat known as "Kid funky fried."


acidbass32

I came here to say the same thing


411inthe412

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.


shhhlikeamime

They were pressure washing the roof and the motor for a pressure washer caught fire.


Wanderer-Wonderer

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?


shhhlikeamime

Yes


Snule

*Made in England* "I'll just put that with the rest of the fire"


welsh_will

Four! I mean, five! I mean, fire!


mttp1990

Dear sir or madam


TheTypeOfPetty

Oh one one eight nine nine nine….


RedditingMyLifeAway

r/unexpectedITcrowd


TheTypeOfPetty

Didn’t know there was a sub for that lol. I’m glad I know now lol


wyldfyre1981

I had a humidifier catch fire and smoked burning plastic for hours until it finally melted through to the tank and put itself out.


scootscoot

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!!


tgp1994

That self-extinguishing feature was extra, ya know!


ValantIntrospect614

Burning plastic= toxic hydrogen cyanide gas. No bueno.


Northern-Canadian

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.


humblepharmer

Oh the irony


shhhlikeamime

That pretty much sums up New Orleans as a whole.


Lebossatron01

“We are flooding… SO HOW THE HELL ARE WE ALSO BURNING?!”


bsurfn2day

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire, we don't need no water let the motherfucker burn, burn motherfucker burn!


Sunfried

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.


Beat_the_Deadites

Those things push a lot of air around too, it would be interesting to see the balance between fire suppression and fire ventilation/oxygenation.


tfg46

I know I'm That Guy but this is neither catastrophic nor a failure. Booo


cool_trainer_33

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.


tucci007

that washer is pretty much washed up


Tamer_

Couldn't handle the pressure.


Twinewhale

Isn’t that catastrophic for the pressure washer though?


MeatyOkraPuns

And his family


petit_cochon

Agreed.


Archerstorm90

You haven't been following the Saints season have you?


Y_4Z44

FFS, that city can't catch a break.


MrValdemar

The ONE time it's not raining like hell...


COfantasybum

The one part of that city above sea level is on fire


moresushiplease

It's about time the taxpayers buy the owner a new stadium.


skoltroll

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.


kadman59

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.


Fl1pp3d0ff

The same thing just happened to The Palace in Auburn Hills. Take this upvote.


NoDownsideToOutside

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”


currentscurrents

Having grown up in that area, I bet half the taxpayers didn't even mind. Sports loyalty runs deep.


niversally

It’s the least we can do.


augsburg71

Black smoke. They haven't picked a new QB yet.


ranchbather

Where's bobby bouchez when you need a water boy


HF-its-a-samsquanch

Brett farve finally got his revenge for ‘09


rando7818

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


Max_1995

Aunti Wiki says it's the dome


kungfukenny3

i think they’re gonna be okay not quite a catastrophe considering what they’ve been through.


Tyler-Durden87

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire


Max_1995

Wikipedia says they suspect a mishap during maintenance/rennovations


siinnz

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.....


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Galaghan

Also not. It's a natural disaster, not a system failure.


randolph__duke

Seems like a case of "Cajun lightning" to me.


BlueTeamMember

Alien Spaceship crash lands in New Orleans. CNN


Olthoi_Eviscerator

Well at least it's next to home Depot


6thBoroughBBQ

Good thing there's a Home Depot close by.


Derbloingles

They’re lucky Arthur Blank doesn’t still own them then


coppergato

No Pope yet.


strawman_chan

Roof of the New Orleans Home Depot's neighbor is mostly not on fire.


me666ers

Mmmmm toxic…..


HippyDidTheCrime

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.


Rekyu_3D

Ok but that’s a fuckin fancy Home Depot


ersho

Is it "catastrophic"?


aaronmackenzie3

Catastrophic?


Sloth_Dream-King

Saints offense at practice


misterhighmay

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.


sweetdeetwo

Don't know why you're getting downvoted. It's a 50yo stadium.


misterhighmay

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


br-YOU-no

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.


lpmusix

https://www.upi.com/Archives/1989/10/18/Earthquake-damages-Candlestick/4956624686400/ Yeah it got damaged, but irrelevantly so it sounds like. If it survived that it was never going to be a problem.


Vonauda

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.


misterhighmay

To each their own


suzanious

The roof, the roof is on fire..


Bunker_Beans

Alexa, play “The Roof Is on Fire” by Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three.


T-wrecks83million-

The Roof…the Roof…the Roof is on fire 🔥 we don’t give fuck? Do we?


Noahms456

The block is hot


phatpun561

Oh no. The Jedi are taking over.


qroter

Weeeeellllllll it is New Orleans and it ALL needs to burn to the ground at some point ... Am I right??


mcstafford

> [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.


smazarpay

Not good to be sure, but a catastrophic failure…?


sweetdeetwo

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire! Is this not jock -jams?


captchaos03

The Saint’s season going up in smoke.


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RealityCheckMated

Lol I think all countries have sports stadiums dude.


ShanestudiosYT

North Korea has the largest stadium in the world, and you can look it up. They’re not capitalist, are they? Quite the opposite.


qdichris

Ave


IggyJR

Nola is hard to predict.


Losthope74

Was this on the bingo card?


Good_Interaction_786

That’s just a Home Depot advertisement


SoCalCwise

It’s a good start.


Unleashedgenius

Hot and Ready?


IlikeYuengling

Big easy looks like a hard place to live.


MafiaMommaBruno

Another day in my home city. Everything has been wild since the hurricane. But that's also common, too.


Calm_Bodybuilder_843

Catering outlet burner ventilation


aegrotatio

Is Moby Worm attacking it?


boombambopbadaboppy

New Orleans can’t catch a break.


petit_cochon

We just got through a Cat 4 storm with minimal damage so I think that's a good break!


Badassnun

Huh. I hope no one got hurt.


COfantasybum

“Hello, Jacksonville, yes…. I’d like to extend our stay”


JasonPalermo4

Pizza Pizza


SurvivorsQuest

Man this city really can't catch a break


Ankeneering

Is it no longer the Mercedes super dome?


Trademark11846

This is why we all remember the 21st night of September


LittleRipps1544

Well, the song *was* written by Earth, Wind, and **Fire**.


FlacoVerde

These rappers’ listening parties are getting out of hand.


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If you put this video beside one of the Saints from Sunday I wouldn't be able to tell the difference tbh.


Wishnter

It’s the Notre Dame all over again.


Dwayne_dibbly

From now on it will be called the alrightdome.


ieatolio

Is it bad I automatically made it “ lil Caesars” in my head?


NxPat

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!


Ear_Enthusiast

They're afraid of Bill Belichick so they're burning their own stadium down.


Erin__nubs

This could be considered "operator error" as well.


DarkBlue222

I swear to God that building is cursed.


Jayswisherbeats

NO better repent