Cheap Furniture Prompts New Fire-Fighting Methods
Written by Pat's Papers | Monday, 2 July 2012 7:53 AM
Firefighters are contemplating a change to the way they fight fires, reports the New York Times this morning, based on the type of furniture people have in their homes. Cutting a hole in the roof to let gas and smoke out used to be step one in all fires. But fire officials say nowadays, sofas are filled with plastic, rather than cotton, which burns much differently. In fact, plastic fires often look like they’re going out, but are actually waiting for a burst of oxygen.
SOURCE: New York Times
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