Structural Firefighting: The Hidden Dangers of Garage Fires

By Mark van der Feyst Photos by author except where noted The majority of homes in North America have a garage of some type associated with it. Garages have become a standard feature of many homes, and firefighters need to be aware of the potential hazards these compartments/structures may contain. A garage by definition is a shelter or repair shop for automotive vehicles. That definition has changed over the years to not only include automobile storage or repairs but also as an extra space for storing household items, as a converted office, and as a man cave. The modern day garage was born out of the old carriage houses used to store the horse and carriage back when that was the only mod...

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