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Fires in Household Furniture Storage Buildings

Issue 4 and Volume 15.

Fires in Household Furniture Storage Buildings SPECIAL ARTICLES Report of the Committee on Fire Manual * International Association of Fire Engineers THE character of the construction, in addition to the general layout of the compartments and the combustible nature of the articles stored, produce a fire hazard that will tax to the utmost the efforts of a fire department force engaged in an extinguishing operation therein. Structure after structure, utilized for storage purposes, can be pointed out by experienced fire officers, particularly in the larger cities, where in the event of a fire originating therein there will be little chance, if any, of accomplishing a quick extinguishing operation, which necessarily implies that considerable damage to contents and structure will result, depending, of course, on the area of the building and the number of floors over and above the floor on which the fire originated. Conditions usually found that are a…

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