So the major alarm went off about 11AM. Scared the hell out of my pet birds when the alarm went off. First get them in the cage, Then I go take the car out from under/in the building first thing before... Fire trucks arrive.. Jeez six units show up. (it is a big building). taking the car out in case the whole place goes up in flames. no getting the car out' after'.
Bad sign is the firefighters dragging a hose in the front entrance..
Well one unit, Woman had a candle burning, and knocked it over. So her apartment trashed. burned near windows, flooded, smoke and water damage. She was on first floor, so no one else had water damage from above either.
(No where NEAR the smoke of only other fire in a building I was at previously. there the smoke was so thick, the hallway was pitch black, with the lights on, lucky for me that was floor above mine on the other side.)
Anyway so we all (well over 100 people) are all outside... waiting.
So lucky lucky (for me and everyone else other than the occupant of the burned apt.). the fire was well contained so no effect for anyone else after, other than spraying Febreze all over the hall area near my front door.
The building was built in the 1960's. Like a lot of the buildings, with under the building parking. After a short era of lots of apt buildings like this, most went to outside next to building parking.
Seems the ones like this one have pretty good fire resistance. where I watch (in horror) more modern ones (particularly those with the outside wood porches), they seem to be made to burn down, where the entire roof goes.
I have no idea why. Most likely some cheat in the codes builders found to build cheap, and the roof is too easily burnt up.