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Boston Condominium Fire

What does a $1,000,000 fire look like?

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Condominium fire damage

Witness the damage done by fire at a condominium complex in the Carolina’s.

 

Amazing footage of a devastating fire to a condominium complex.
What would you do? Are you prepared?

Boston Condominium Fire

A rooftop blaze in April of 2013 on Beacon Street condominium was estimated to be $1,000,000.

What does a $1,000,000 fire look like?

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The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time, but there can be many causes of a rooftop fire.

  1. Careless disposal of smoking material
  2. gas and charcoal grills
  3. fireworks
  4. heating and air conditioning system failure
  5. lightning

All of these things can be managed and prevented. All of these things caused 14 families to be out on the street and out of their homes.

Smokey the bear used to say ” only you can prevent forest fires”. It is true with condominiums too! Only you can prevent condominium fires.

 

Is mulch a fire hazard?

Mulch can be ignited very easily, and its close proximity to a

mulch fire hazard

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condominium building makes it a very dangerous hazard.

Massachusetts has adopted a new law:

The fire safety code related to forest products ( 527 CRM 17,00).

Effective 9/1/2012 new application of mulch within 18 inches of a wood or sided condominium is prohibited. Residential condominiums with less than six units are exempted, but it is still prudent to use the same safety prevention techniques.

What can you do?

  1. remove old mulch
  2. pull the mulch back a couple of feet.
  3. replace mulch with stone or other non combustible material.
  4. be smart and don’t allow smoking near mulch.
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To This!

If there is an accident and a repeated hazard, there will be a law. This is the case here.

Be careful, and follow the state code in Massachusetts.