Due to their great height and high occupant load, high-rise buildings contain a greater inherent life-safety risk than other structures. As a result, high-rises are constructed with additional fire protection and life-safety features than other buildings. From an engineering standpoint, it is always valuable to analyze fires that occur in high-rises, in an effort to develop a greater understanding of the effectiveness of various life-safety features.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 injuries, 1 critically
It is unkown how the fire started. While it was reported that some residents got trapped inside the stair enclosure during egress, one resident was reported to find in comforting that the building was built well and contained the fire.
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