FIGHTING FIRES IN “MONSTER HOUSES”

02/01/2005
BY JEFF ShupeA trend in today’s residential construction and one that has been growing for some time throughout the country is the development of single-family dwellings of extreme size and volume. In some areas, these homes have been nicknamed “monster houses,” and rightly so. These structures have the size and volume of some large commercial buildings. The potential problems these dwellings can pose during firefighting warrant special attention. (1) Monster houses like this one can pose gigantic hazards and challenges for firefighters. (Photos by author unless otherwise noted.)Click here to enlarge imageJust what is a “monster house”? Where are monster hou...

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