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!
Photos: The Northwestern