Units Damaged in Coronado Apartment Fire (Coronado Bay Club)

Some tenants believe there may be a connection to several recent fires at one complex

Tenants living in a Coronado apartment building had to be evacuated when one unit caught fire early Wednesday.

Fire broke out in the Coronado Bay Club Apartments on First Street around 3 a.m.  Firefighters said the fire started inside the wall of a third-story apartment.

Source: Units Damaged in Coronado Apartment Fire | NBC San Diego

Fire broke out in the Coronado Bay Club Apartments on First Street around 3 a.m. on Feb. 22. Tenant Jennifer Lynn and Coronado Fire Chief Mike Blood speak with NBC 7's Kelly McPherson.

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Comment by Normie & Jerry Douglass on February 22, 2012 at 11:22am

Oh my goodness.. We heard the fire engines early this morning but went back to sleep because we hear them a lot around here.  We also live at Coronado Bay Club.  These apartments are old and badly in need of a complete overhaul.

Comment by eCoronado on February 22, 2012 at 2:56pm
Comment by Kim Warriner on February 22, 2012 at 6:04pm

I want to Commend the Coronado Fire Dept & other responders who got here in minutes!!! Great Job Everyone!!

I live at CBC , and our Apt had the same thing happen last year! The roof was being repaired...but we caught it in time from the quick response from CFD! Yes, they are old and need of much deffered maintinence...but when there is an emergency ,Coronado Police & Fire are here in minutes..Thank you, it could have been a lot worse. Also, Thank you  to the Police Officer who helped us free residents locked in the bathroom, it was a busy night, and  the busted sprinkler that was flooding the grounds at the same time. :-) CPD you did a good job last night!

Comment by Howard Roarke on February 22, 2012 at 6:59pm

One of the scariest things in regard to CBC's management is that they continue to hire, promote, and utilize staff who reflect the true meaning of the "Peter Principle" (management theory of incompetence): that being where all staff within the organization will eventually be promoted to a level at which they are no longer competent. It seems that only when one of their bigger financial investor groups makes a site-visit (I believe that an out-of-state teachers union has a big chunk of money riding on this property), they "apply lipstick on the pig" in the form of roof repair, paint applications, landscaping & shrubs upgrade, etc. 

This type of deferred maintenance is akin to applying a Band-Aid to a gaping wound that needs major surgery, CBC’s inactions only saves the management group and investors money now, yet eventually someone will be injured or worse because of their irresponsibility. We as a community need to make sure that our enforcement agencies (building code compliance inspectors, fire inspectors, etc.) go out "in our huge city" and start enforcing the existing "fire, life, & safety codes" along with others pertaining to exiting building and maintenance issues.

Comment by Kim Warriner on February 22, 2012 at 7:13pm

Wow!!! You could have not said it better!!! Thank You!! I like the lipstick on the pig the best! You hit the "nail on the head"

Comment by Howard Roarke on February 22, 2012 at 7:23pm

Glad that we agree!  

By the way, are you aware of how much CBC charges our government for the "civil servant's" rent/ease of those furnished units while they are working on the various naval-base/ship contracts -- it's "borderline felony"!

Comment by Kim Warriner on February 22, 2012 at 7:33pm

Yep...I live here..going on 10 yrs...they just put me on a month to month contract after being on a lease for 10 yrs..they.have to remodel my Apt for the third time in 2 yrs...to raise my rent...I met my husband from PSNS while on a job here at a Casino Night 6 yrs ago come St Patty's Day...........Im known to raise some hell..fighting other fires in Bonita at the moment...picking my battles at the moment..like your style

Comment by Howard Roarke on February 22, 2012 at 7:55pm

Thanks for the words and yes, you having lived at CBC -- for that amount of time -- you totally get it!  I do believe that it will take these type of exchanges between individuals who actually understand what is and isn't happening at a place like CBC, in order to facilitate the needed changes. Furthermore, we both know that the majority of the temporary CBC residents haven't a clue to these matters and soon move on. . .

Anyway, good luck with that "caring management crew" and, with your Bonita dilemma. Take care, HR

Comment by Kim Warriner on February 22, 2012 at 8:10pm

Thanks, lets keep in touch! We need like minded =)..Rome was not built in a day..Like your Bio..have you met my friend Ian Trowbridge?? You two would get along !!

Comment by Howard Roarke on February 23, 2012 at 6:26am

Kim - Don't know Ian, is he also an architect? Yes, we'll have to keep in touch! HR

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