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Dangers Shown in Recent SLC Apartment Fires

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Dangers Shown in Recent SLC Apartment Fires

Fires in two separate SLC apartment buildings this week show the danger of wood-framed apartment buildings, as fire spread rapidly from one apartment to the next through wood attics, rafters and walls.

Fires in two separate SLC apartment buildings this week show the danger of wood-framed apartment buildings, as fire spread rapidly from one apartment to the next through wood attics, rafters and walls.

Fortunately, none of the recent fires have resulted in loss of lives, or in the massive damage seen in other communities.

When will it happen here? All across the state, more and taller apartments, hotels and care facilities are being built with wood, due to relaxed building standards. Sadly, the day will inevitably come when Utah will experience the type of fire happening around the country.

The solution? Build with concrete!

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