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Fire at Joseph Smith Building, & it did not burn down
« on: October 21, 2021, 11:53:26 pm »
A fire did some damage at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building at Temple Square.

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2021/10/20/22737836/no-injuries-minimal-damage-from-fire-at-joseph-smith-memorial-building-latter-day-saint-church

https://www.abc4.com/news/local-news/developing-crews-respond-to-fire-at-joseph-smith-memorial-building/

From the Church announcement, it appears the damage was minor & there will not be a prolonged closure of the building. [Insert emoji for sigh of relief]. The cause was believed to be spontaneous combustion in construction debris on the roof or upper floors.

Ummm, wasn't this also a factor in the fires at the Apia Samoa temple, Provo Tabernacle, & Notre Dame Cathedral? All were having work done (at the tabernacle it was installation of an audiovisual system, at the others major renovation). Fires all started after the day's work was over. All were found to have combustible materials, electrical wiring and/or welding equipment left together under questionable conditions.

People (meaning construction workers, work leads, & project managers - which includes Church personnel) need to stay on top of this. It isn't hard! You inspect everything at the end of each day to be sure nothing is left on that shouldn't be, welding equipment or welded joints are safely cool & not in contact with anything combustible, & spontaneously combustible stuff like sawdust & oily or solvent soiled rags or brushes are stored in a sealed metal can or taken outside to a well-ventilated area. How many more irreplaceable treasures have to be lost or seriously damaged for people to "get it"?
« Last Edit: October 22, 2021, 04:03:22 pm by Curelom »
 
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