Leadership

Fire in Trash Bin in Attached Shed Destroys 2-Story Apartment Building

Issue 9 and Volume 132.

Fire in Trash Bin in Attached Shed Destroys 2-Story Apartment Building Features The ashes hadn’t even cooled from a July 15 fire which destroyed a 12-unit apartment building when Boise, Idaho, Chief John Boros and Building Department Director Tim Hogland met to plan a modification in the local building code to keep large, truck-lift trash bins away from structures. The point of origin at the Linden Arms complex, according to witnesses, was a 3-yard trash container next to the two-story structure. To further increase the fire danger, the metal box was enclosed in cedar shake shingles for aesthetic purposes. To top it off, a trash chute from the second floor acted as a chimney when smoldering material burst into flame about 11 a.m. that Sunday. “We plan to change the building code as soon as possible, but in the meantime we are changing plans of buildings under construction,” said Boros.…

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