The NFPA recently published a blog post touching on two large fires which occurred last month on construction sites.
In a townhouse complex in Reno, NV, 14 out of 21 buildings under construction were damaged and in Everett, WA, an apartment building under construction caught fire and spread to other structures in close proximity such as homes, decks, and cars.
These devastating events are reminders of the importance of NFPA 241, the Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations. NFPA has also published a fact sheet outlining the growing need for fire detection in construction and renovation sites:
In addition to NFPA resources, our Application Spotlight on New Construction and Renovation highlights the ways in which Protectowire’s Confirmed Temperature Initiation (CTI) Linear Heat Detector can provide a dependable and cost-effective way to meet the requirements of NFPA 241.
Source: Mckelvey, Susan. “Recent Fires at Residential Occupancies under Construction Reinforce Critical Importance of NFPA 241.” NFPA, 24 July 2020.