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mikelewis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-14-05 07:34 PM
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101. I don't think they are hiding it...
Edited on Sun Aug-14-05 07:35 PM by mikelewis
The NIST talks about the fires in this publication. Pages 43 and 44.

"Significant Fires Prior to September 11, 2001 Significant Fires Prior to September 11, 2001
FDNY provided information from 397 operations fire reports from 1970 to 2001 and 112 fire
investigation records from 1977 to 2001; PANYNJ records destroyed during collapse of WTC 1.
Most significant incidents:
Major 1975 fire in WTC 1 prior to installation of sprinklers.
1993 bombing in B-1 level below south face of WTC 1.
47 other substantial fires; activated a sprinkler or required hoses to suppress:
16 exercised multiple sprinklers or standpipe connected hoses (with or without at least one
sprinkler activation);
12 in WTC 1, 3 in WTC 2, and 1 in WTC 7.
12 fires occurred between 6 pm and 4 am; remainder included 2 dumpster fires, 1 kitchen fire, and 1
overheating of fan motor bearing.
5 unlisted/unclassified, 6 suspicious/incendiary, 2 discarded material, 3 electrical/mechanical failure.
Only two fires extended to as much as 15% of the space on the floor.
31 fires involved use of one standpipe hose or one hose and discharge of one sprinkler.
23 in WTC 1, 7 in WTC 2
Available evidence suggests that no fire activated more than 3 sprinklers in areas protected by
automatic sprinklers.
"
http://wtc.nist.gov/pubs/WTC%20Part%20IV%20-%20Life%20S ...

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