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Fire in sprinklered facility

From: Richard Boyden <richard.boyden>
Date: Monday, June 15, 1998
The U.S Fire Administration has just posted its report on a major
1997 Chicago fire in a commercial records center that has caused
many as yet unanswered questions in the archives community:
<URL:http://www.usfa.fema.gov/techreps/tr106.htm>

In addition the National Fire Protection Journal, March-April, 1998,
ran an article on the 1997 fire in the Iron Mountain records storage
facility in New Brunswick, NJ.   It destroyed 800,000 cubic feet of
business records of Fortune 500 companies' NY headquarters offices.
This fire has attracted even more widespread attention than the
Chicago.

Both facilities were protected by sprinkler systems.  Both articles
raise far more questions than they answer but are worth reading.

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