NFPA Journal's quick summaries of individual fires

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Sep 20, 2013

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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.