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Fla. Shopping Center Fire Hit With Aggressive Attack

Issue 7 and Volume 134.

Fla. Shopping Center Fire Hit With Aggressive Attack FEATURES Photo by Robert Cross Fire totally destroyed two businesses and heavily damaged two others at a shopping center in Goldenrod, Fla., a suburb of Orlando. An aggressive interior attack was especially effective in limiting the losses, but fire fighters later had to be ordered outside. The roof collapsed shortly afterward. Investigators determined that the fire was arson. The shopping center was a one-story concrete block structure with a metal deck roof sitting on steel bar joists. Food World, a large grocery store, occupied the large center section of the complex. Several smaller businesses were located on both sides. Some fire walls present Running west to east, Food World and Art-Co Paint and Pool Supply were separated by a concrete block fire wall that extended above roof level. Art-Co and Home Medical Equipment were separated by a one-hour-rated partition consisting of dry…

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