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Jan 14 2014

Timbuktu Bar & Banquet Hall Fire

Category: Fire Doors,NewsLori @ 12:19 am Comments (3)

Every day I read news articles about fires, looking for references to fire doors or egress doors.  I’m sure you can imagine my reaction when I see an excerpt like, “The bar was open and occupied at the time of the fire and a fire wall and fire door stopped any fire damage from occurring there, according to the report.”

This fire occurred at the Timbuktu Bar and Banquet Hall in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  The photos clearly illustrate the value of having a code-compliant fire door and fire wall separating the banquet hall in back where the fire started, from the occupied bar in the front.  Fire door WIN!

Timbuktu Bar and Banquet Hall

Timbuktu Bar and Banquet Hall


Photos:  The Northwestern

Video: WBAY

3 Responses to “Timbuktu Bar & Banquet Hall Fire”

  1. Charlie says:

    Good thing no one opened the door to the hall.
    This is what happens when you are in Timbuktu

  2. Charlie says:

    The door probably was the second Bar exit door and it was blocked and triple locked.

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