Just as September comes to a close, a very destructive 4-alarm fire occurred in southwest Baltimore at the Three Brothers Building.
The 4-alarm fire happened 8pm Friday September 20th. It took Fire fighters hours to get the fire under control; fire containment was achieved by 4:51 am Saturday September 21st.
The 100ft by 300feet Three Brothers Building housed a variety of businesses including a laundromat business and Internet cafe.
Without reliable firestops, the 4-alarm fire spread quickly and destroyed the entire building. It was so bad, fire fighters had to battle the fire from above and around the structure. At no time were they able to enter the Three Brothers Building.
The flames were already shooting out from the roof when Baltimore firefighters arrived on the scene. Luckily, there were no building occupants present at the time of the fire and no firefighters suffered injuries.
The Three Brothers Building meant a great deal to Baltimoreans as the building make locals recall good childhood memories. The cause of the fire hasn’t been identified and foul play is not out of the question.
The color of the smoke could help fire investigators determine the fuel source of the fire and where it ignited within the building.
How can you protect your commercial building from a 4-alarm fire?
Fire protection systems, particularly fire alarm systems can help you protect your commercial property from a devastating fire because fire alarms are designed to strengthen building security.
Fireline Corporation is a fire safety industry leader ready to design, install and monitor effective fire protection systems. Our Commercial fire alarm systems provide one of the best response rates in the fire protection industry. Here at Fireline we customize fire protection systems to meet the specific needs of our clients.
Anytime our fire alarm systems are alerted of a potential fire hazard, an immediate alert to local authorities is sent to save life and property.
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With Fireline’s fire alarm systems, you will not only prevent fire damage but also minimize property damage while increasing life safety.
The National Fire Protection Association has identified that fires destroy at least 524,000 building structures a year, resulting in $9.6 billion in property damage. At least 3,245 lives are lost during a fire and 16,400 people are injured a year.
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Fireline a Maryland corporation founded in 1947 by John S. Waters. Fireline remains a pioneer in the fledgling fire equipment distribution business and we have grown to encompass all facets of fire protection. We can design, install, inspect, or service any type of fire protection system. From fire alarm to fire extinguishers, we do it all.