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The Risk of Fires at Pop-Up Events

Entertainment is big business in our country. People spend a lot of money going to concerts, seeing shows, attending sporting events. Many attractions are often temporary and are 'pop-up' events - festivals, fairs, carnivals, and circuses. Any time we are at a public gathering - for entertainment or any other reason - there's always the risk of things going wrong. Emergencies can happen at any time, and the devastation is often magnified when a crowd is involved. There was a tragedy that happened at a circus many years ago, but we can take a few lessons from that terrible event and aim to make things safer in the future.

A Look at the Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

If there’s one global event that has captured the world’s attention in the past decade, certainly the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral would be in the Top 10. The world watched as this architectural wonder was consumed in smoke and flames. On April 15, 2019, we were collectively glued to our TVs and phones, awaiting the fate of this incredible and historic building. While it’s fortunate that no lives were lost, it is a tragedy in its own right. As we look at how this disaster unfolded, hopefully, we can learn some lessons to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

The Sad Events of the Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire

One thing that makes America so special is that it is fertile ground for the growth of the artistic community. This is especially true in New York City. Manhattan and the surrounding areas are knowing for an accepting and cultivating environment for artists. It's not an uncommon thing for artist colonies to spontaneously emerge in different parts of the city. However, there are some intrinsic dangers when a community is not planned but develops organically. Many times, these locations are off the grid and mostly 'unofficial.' That means they are not on the radar of the legal departments of the city, and therefore, are often not compliant with safety regulations. While a great place for artistic genius to grow and thrive, they sometimes can present a threat to themselves and the surrounding neighborhoods.  This was the sad case of the Ghost Ship Warehouse in Oakland, California.

The Threat of Sports Stadium Fires

When you go to a sporting event, you typically aren't expecting a fire.  A majority of sports arenas have a rigid system in place designed to protect the patrons in the event of a fire. Yet, on any given day, there could be a combination of incidental events that could create the perfect storm for a fire to start. Any time you're at a sporting event - anything from your child's little league game all the way up to the Super Bowl, it's wise to be aware of fire risks and keep an eye out for potential dangers. Today, we're going to take a look at a tragic fire that broke out at an outdoor soccer stadium in Bradford, England and take some cues.

Lightning as a Risk Factor in Fires

There are all kinds of ways fires can start - some very predictable and others a little bizarre and unexpected. However, the best way you can be prepared is to do your best to foresee as many risk factors as possible. One thing that can start fires but one we don't always think about is lightning. Yes, lightning. While it's rare that lightning strikes and causes fires, it's best to have that base covered, especially if you have objects on your building that could be potential lightning rods. Today we are going to look at a fire that started from a lightning strike, and see what lessons we can learn.

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