True value of fire doors shown at shopping blaze.(Incident Report)

The value and effectiveness of fire doors has been dramatically underlined in the aftermath of the ferocious blaze at Trago Mills, a popular shopping village in Newton Abbott, Devon, as featured in the December issue of FIRE. The British Woodworking Federation are using potent images of the wreckage to show the value of fire doors in preventing potentially massive damage and loss of life.

PHOTOGRAPHS RELEASED BY THE fire service immediately after the fire in October illustrate the extent of the damage; they also showed the effectiveness of fire doors. While the fire devastated an area on one side of a set of fire doors, the other side, which included dining tables, chairs and a row of grandfather clocks, remained unscathed. …

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