ABSTRACT

Four House Fires That Killed 28 Children   [open pdf - 3MB]

"In the last quarter of 1987, four fires in three communities killed 28 children and two adults. Each fire shocked its community. The basic lessons were similar, and common to many other fires: [1] There were no working smoke detectors. [2] The houses were overcrowded at the time of the fire, which hindered escape. [3] Wooden, non-compartmented construction allowed rapid fire and smoke spread. [4] Lack of escape planning and practice and lack of general fire prevention education characterized most of the victims."

Report Number:
USFA-TR-020; United States Fire Administration Technical Report 020
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Date:
1987-12
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Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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pdf
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