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U.S. Fire Administration/Technical Report Series: Schomburg Plaza Fire   [open pdf - 2MB]

"A fire originating in the compactor chute of a 35-story high-rise apartment building in the Harlem area of New York City caused the deaths of seven building residents. Several code enforcement and fire department operational problems may have contributed to the loss. [...] The U.S. Fire Administration commends FDNY for their outstanding post-mortem investigation conducted under technically difficult and politically embarrassing circumstances. The fire was tragic and the losses could have been prevented. By their investigation the FDNY has done much to help prevent similar losses in the future. The investigation also may serve as a model for other post-mortems."

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USFA-TR-004
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1987-03
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