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Topic # 165810 21-Feb-2015 12:52
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Just seen this news flash.  It's apparently one of the tallest residential buildings in the entire world.  From the video, the flames are in the upper part of the building, but there are bound to be lots of people still up there! frown

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  Reply # 1243785 21-Feb-2015 17:01
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Nasty!  I'd have thought a modern building like that would have a superb sprinkler system installed and be made of fire retardant materials so if a fire did start it should't get far!

I wonder how fire crews train for these big buildings ?

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  Reply # 1243789 21-Feb-2015 17:22
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afaik, everyone has been evacuated (the main fire was put out after three hours).

The fire is huge - but the structure did not melt/become weak like WTC?





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1243794 21-Feb-2015 17:41
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Mark: I wonder how fire crews train for these big buildings ?


In this case fire crews had been called out to the same building many times since it was built, including three call-outs in the previous week, in response to repeated "false alarms" - were they really "false"?




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  Reply # 1243801 21-Feb-2015 17:56
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Mark: I wonder how fire crews train for these big buildings ?


In this case fire crews had been called out to the same building many times since it was built, including three call-outs in the previous week, in response to repeated "false alarms" - were they really "false"?


Probably.. Because the building didn't burn down last week did it.




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  Reply # 1243902 21-Feb-2015 20:11
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Mark: I wonder how fire crews train for these big buildings ?


In this case fire crews had been called out to the same building many times since it was built, including three call-outs in the previous week, in response to repeated "false alarms" - were they really "false"?


Probably.. Because the building didn't burn down last week did it.


Electrical faults can smoulder on for a long time before they become obvious.




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  Reply # 1243996 22-Feb-2015 08:49
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When I saw it on the new I thought of the movie  "The Towering Inferno"  Glad they all got out.. 




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  Reply # 1244005 22-Feb-2015 09:23
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A bad choice of name to call it the "Torch Tower" or perhaps it has only been called this since the fire?

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