!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019aff7d77da970d-500wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef019aff7d77da970d-500wi|alt=2253383AD7094777B46D8BD50039DD21|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=2253383AD7094777B46D8BD50039DD21|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef019aff7d77da970d!A fire that started in the mechanical room over a restaurant spread
through the common roof assembly to additional occupancies in the
building, destroying the structure, which was valued at $1.25 million, and its contents, valued at $250,000.The building no sprinklers or fire detection equipment, and
there were no fire separations. Investigators determined that the fire started above the bathrooms
near the dining room, where a gas-fired hot water heater, fans,
electrical extension cords, a small gas-fired furnace, and an air
conditioning unit were located. However, they could not identify the
cause of the blaze. For more information on this fire and others, read "Firewatch" in the September/October issue of +NFPA Journal.+ And don't forget to take a look at "Firewatch" in the digital version of NFPA Journal.