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Fuel, very little in a parking garage is actually flammable.  Vehicle fires are possible, but vehicles do not burn and spread fire as easily as Hollywood would have us all think.
 
 
 
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Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 7:45 AM
Subject: Re: FW: Fire ratings to UBC 1997

Something that I have never understood:

Open parking structures are considered less of a fire hazard because they have good ventilation.

It would seem to me however that this would actually make them worse of a fire hazard, because there would be more oxygen to contribute to the fire,  plus the fire would be more like to spread.

Am I missing something?

Gail S. Kelley