Fire in Dubai

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  1. MaxHeadRoom

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  2. GopherT

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    Ironic that the building was called Torch Tower (aka Marina Torch). Was someone was predicting/planning/encouraging an event? If so, the irony is lost.

    Also, kudos to the Security staff for carrying out their jobs in the face of danger. No fatalities.
     
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    Off the subject of your post, but this is an example of one of those sites that take a long time for the page to load and it's also non-responsive.
     
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    No sprinkler system???
    That would make one incredible fire if the whole thing lit up!
    I'm talking, "visible from orbit".
     
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    I don't know but they do have a Vast amount of water pumped in stages up to each group of floors at a time for the A/C, I assume they are using heat exchanger principle.
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    What do water based coolers have to do with fire sprinklers?
     
  7. MaxHeadRoom

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    I just mentioned that there was a huge source of water available on each floor to be tapped. Considering the technology that went in that area, I am sure it could be considered?
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    Air conditioning water has corrosion inhibitors in it, but I'm sure a person would rather have his corrosion inhibited than burn to death. :D
     
  9. MaxHeadRoom

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    They could always cover the silver!:)
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    From the looks of the place, they could hide under a pile of gold!
     
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