Read more about recent fires in NFPA Journal

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on May 28, 2013

Firewatch_600x300A fire in a single-family home filled with items piled 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1 meter) high took the lives of a 78-year-old woman and her 81-year-old husband. Responding firefighters immediately tried to drag hose lines into position for a rescue, but the lines became hung up on items stored outside the house, delaying the rescue attempt. Once inside, firefighters’ movements were hampered by hoarding condition, which also prevented the couple from escaping. For more information on this and other fires, read "Firewatch" in the latest issue of NFPA Journal.