U.S. Fire Administration/Technical Report Series: Sprinklered Records Storage Facility - Chicago, Illinois [open pdf - 599KB]
"On Tuesday October 29, 1996, a still alarm was sounded for a fire in an automatic sprinkler protected records archive building shortly before 2 p.m. Before the fire was declared under control nearly ten hours later, it had reached the fourth alarm level with a commitment of 17 engines, 9 trucks and tower ladders, a squad and several additional special pieces of equipment. The last fire company left the scene about 5 p.m. on November 7, 1996 and a full box alarm assignment was involved in overhaul operations for over 24 hours after the fire."
US Fire Administration Technical Report Series: Report 106; USFA-TR-106
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