January 4th- January 10th

Multi-Story Fire & Safety News of the Week 

  Fire stories this week come from several places in the USA: Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, and Washington, and also locations around the world in Kenya, China, UAE, India, and South Korea. Several fires this week proved the importance of having an alternate exit if the stairs are not a safe option. Having a second escape route such as a ladder or other high-rise safety gear could save your life.  


January 4th

Tenants of Abu Dhabi High-Rise Call for Action after Claims of Windows Suddenly Shattering

Tenants on the 52nd floor of a  high-rise building in Abu Dhabi say their windows have spontaneously shattered, causing safety concerns among residents. Dr. Kokhar, a resident on the 52nd floor was very unnerved as her children often play by the windowsill.

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Man, 32, Killed in High Rise Fire

A fire on the 2nd floor of a Sunbury, Pennsylvania  high-rise killed one man and heavy smoke forced the evacuation of more than 100 residents. It took fire crews several hours to extinguish the flames.  

Kenyan Building Collapse Kills One, Others Trapped

At least one person was killed and several others were injured on Sunday when a six-story residential building collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi county official Tom Odongo spoke with media and claimed that the upper floors were built in quick succession, putting pressure on the lower floors. All six floors were occupied and a seventh floor was under construction.

January 5th

Smoke Evacuates High-Rise Retirement Building in ManalapanMulti-Story Fire & Safety News of the Week    Fire stories this week come from several places in the USA: Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, and Washington, and also locations around the world in Kenya, China, UAE, India, and South Korea. Several fires this week proved the importance of having an alternate exit if the stairs are not a safe option. Having a second escape route such as a ladder or other high-rise safety gear could save your life.  


January 4th

Tenants of Abu Dhabi High-Rise Call for Action after Claims of Windows Suddenly Shattering

Tenants on the 52nd floor of a  high-rise building in Abu Dhabi say their windows have spontaneously shattered, causing safety concerns among residents. Dr. Kokhar, a resident on the 52nd floor was very unnerved as her children often play by the windowsill.

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Smoke at a high-rise retirement complex in Manalapan, Florida caused residents to evacuate the building early Monday morning. Firefighters found the source of the smoke was an air conditioner on the roof and were able to fix the problem before anything caught fire.

January 6th

Fire Breaks out in Downtown San Diego High-Rise

A  smoke-intensive fire forced the full evacuation of a 25-story high-rise in downtown San Diego. The fire broke out on the seventh floor and was contained thanks to quick work by firefighters.

 

Man Dies after Apartment Fire in North St. LouisMulti-Story Fire & Safety News of the Week    Fire stories this week come from several places in the USA: Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, and Washington, and also locations around the world in Kenya, China, UAE, India, and South Korea. Several fires this week proved the importance of having an alternate exit if the stairs are not a safe option. Having a second escape route such as a ladder or other high-rise safety gear could save your life.  


January 4th

Tenants of Abu Dhabi High-Rise Call for Action after Claims of Windows Suddenly Shattering

Tenants on the 52nd floor of a  high-rise building in Abu Dhabi say their windows have spontaneously shattered, causing safety concerns among residents. Dr. Kokhar, a resident on the 52nd floor was very unnerved as her children often play by the windowsill.

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Firefighters said a man died after a fire at a St. Louis apartment complex which serves as a home for the elderly. Some residents were evacuated but were quickly allowed back after the fire had been contained.

January 7th

Boardman Apartment Catches Fire, Man Jumps from Window

Firefighters responded to an apartment fire in Boardman, Ohio and saw smoke coming from the third-floor windows. Before they arrived, a resident had jumped from the third floor to escape the fire and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries

 

One Derson Dead after Duplex Fire in Lehigh Acres

One man is dead after a fire broke out in his duplex in Lehigh Acres, Florida. The fire was called "huge" by neighbors and had the home entirely engulfed in flames.

 January 9th

Mother and Baby Leap to Safety During Lakewood Apartment FireMulti-Story Fire & Safety News of the Week    Fire stories this week come from several places in the USA: Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, and Washington, and also locations around the world in Kenya, China, UAE, India, and South Korea. Several fires this week proved the importance of having an alternate exit if the stairs are not a safe option. Having a second escape route such as a ladder or other high-rise safety gear could save your life.  


January 4th

Tenants of Abu Dhabi High-Rise Call for Action after Claims of Windows Suddenly Shattering

Tenants on the 52nd floor of a  high-rise building in Abu Dhabi say their windows have spontaneously shattered, causing safety concerns among residents. Dr. Kokhar, a resident on the 52nd floor was very unnerved as her children often play by the windowsill.

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A mother had no choice but to drop her baby out the window and then leap after her after a fire blocked the stairwell in the apartment. Firefighters arrived and treated the two, sending them both to hospitals. The fire displaced about 70 residents and took about an hour to control  

For Old Buildings (in India), no Defense against Fire

A fire in an old low-rise building in Nagpada, India claimed the life of a woman and left two others injured, and had brought forward fire safety risks that thousands of Mumbai residents are living with.  Old buildings are not equipped with basic fire-fighting systems such as fire extinguishers, fire alarms and smoke detectors. Multi-Story Fire & Safety News of the Week    Fire stories this week come from several places in the USA: Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, and Washington, and also locations around the world in Kenya, China, UAE, India, and South Korea. Several fires this week proved the importance of having an alternate exit if the stairs are not a safe option. Having a second escape route such as a ladder or other high-rise safety gear could save your life.  
January 4th

Tenants of Abu Dhabi High-Rise Call for Action after Claims of Windows Suddenly Shattering

Tenants on the 52nd floor of a  high-rise building in Abu Dhabi say their windows have spontaneously shattered, causing safety concerns among residents. Dr. Kokhar, a resident on the 52nd floor was very unnerved as her children often play by the windowsill.
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1 Killed in Jing'an High-Rise Blaze

One man died  in a fire that broke out on the 37th floor of an apartment building in a residential complex in the Jing'an district of Shanghai, China.  

Carbon Monoxide Scare at Atlantic Station High-Rise

Firefighters went door to door in a 46 story high-rise in Atlanta to check on residents after there were high levels of carbon monoxide reported. Residents were evacuated to safe zones within the building and were allowed to return home after firefighters determined it was safe.

January 10th Multi-Story Fire & Safety News of the Week    Fire stories this week come from several places in the USA: Pennsylvania, Florida, California, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, and Washington, and also locations around the world in Kenya, China, UAE, India, and South Korea. Several fires this week proved the importance of having an alternate exit if the stairs are not a safe option. Having a second escape route such as a ladder or other high-rise safety gear could save your life.  


January 4th

Tenants of Abu Dhabi High-Rise Call for Action after Claims of Windows Suddenly Shattering

Tenants on the 52nd floor of a  high-rise building in Abu Dhabi say their windows have spontaneously shattered, causing safety concerns among residents. Dr. Kokhar, a resident on the 52nd floor was very unnerved as her children often play by the windowsill.

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4 Killed and 100+ Injured in Apartment Building in Town North of Seoul

Four people have been killed and more than 100 injured by a fire in an apartment building near Seoul, South Korea. The fire started in a car in the parking lot on the ground floor and made it extremely difficult for residents to flee. Firefighters took two hours to contain the blaze which also spread to nearby buildings.
 

Cat on Fire Starts Bronx Apartment Blaze

A resident of a Bronx apartment was cooking when a grease fire broke out causing one of his cats to catch fire. The Cat then ran around the home, setting everything it touched ablaze. The fire spread quickly to the third and fourth floors and filled the entire area with smoke. Five cats died in the blaze and eleven residents were hospitalized, two with critical injuries.

 

15 Displaced by Kissimmee Apartment Fire

Smoke was seen billowing from the roof of a Kissimmee, Florida apartment building, causing a full building evacuation. Nobody was injured but 15 people are now displaced, with the fire damaging four apartments.