TITLE

HISTORY REVEALING

AUTHOR(S)
Morris, Gary P.
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Dec2007, Vol. 51 Issue 12, p70
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the conditions leading up to a sofa store fire in Charleston, South Carolina. It is said that the fire, which killed nine firefighters, is similar in fire conditions to the fire in Phoenix, Arizona that also killed a firefighter. The Charleston fire started from an exterior loading dock, while in Phoenix, it began from an exterior loading dock and penetrated interior concealed spaces. Fire investigations of the two separte incidences are also compared.
ACCESSION #
28345021

 

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