Condo Fires & Fire Safety

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We’ve been posting stories about fires in condominiums for a number of years now.  The main reason why we pay so much attention to condo fires, as opposed to home fires in HOA’s, is that a fire that starts in a condo unit, usually takes out many more units before it’s put out.  As a result, CAN is very in favor of association’s being pro-active in fire prevention.

Condominium Fires

  • Franklin Township: Condominium Fire Kills Franklin Township Woman (NJ) August 14, 2017 A condominium fire on Gregory Lane, in Franklin Park, killed the female owner Sunday night, after she was apparently trapped on the first floor, an official unauthorized to speak to the press said.  According to an alert from the Breaking News Network, the two-alarm fire broke out at a unit on Gregory Lane around 9:20 p.m. Sunday night, spreading to the attic of the complex. According to the alert, the roof collapsed in a neighboring unit.    Read the article……………
  • Blaze guts top floor of four-storey (condo) building in Edmonton’s Fraser neighbourhood August 12, 2017 Flames and smoke visible for kilometres show into the air Friday night as Edmonton fire crews rushed to an apartment in the city’s Fraser neighbourhood.  The fire broke out in the four-storey apartment building at 14808 26 Street around 6:30 p.m., damaging large sections of the roof, drawing a crowd of onlookers and spewing clouds of black smoke.     Read the article……………
  • No injuries reported after fire breaks out on seventh floor of North York condo August 11, 2017 No injuries were reported after a two-alarm fire broke out inside a North York condominium building on Friday morning.  The fire started inside a seventh floor unit at a building on Sheppard Avenues west of Bathurst Street at around 6:20 a.m.   Read the article……………
  • NH condo complex evacuated after oil ignites on stove, firefighters called in to help August 7, 2017 Residents of a downtown condominium complex were evacuated Saturday night after firefighters rushed to a reported fire in one of the units.  Nashua Fire Rescue was called to 7 Atherton Ave., Apt. 2, just before midnight for a reported kitchen fire. Crews arrived and discovered smoke coming from the side door of a three-story home. The occupant told firefighters he was heating oil on a stove when it ignited in the pan.   Read the article…………….
  • Woman killed, 2 injured in fire at West Jordan condos (UT) August 7, 2017 A woman was killed and two people were injured Sunday after a fire burned a West Jordan condominium complex.  The woman, who was in her mid-60s, was unable to get out of her ground-floor condo at Daybreak Hills Condominiums near 1300 West and 6700 South, according to Bryan Crump, a West Jordan Fire Department battalion chief.     Read the article……………
  • Woman carried down 6 flights to safety in N. End condo fire (MA) August 4, 2017 A veteran city worker switched roles from ticketing cars to leading a rescue yesterday, helping to carry a woman down six flights of stairs after her North End condo building caught fire.    Read the article………….
  • Condominium fire destroys homes and displaces 6 families (VT) August 4, 2017 A fire has destroyed a Vermont condominium building, stranding half a dozen families without housing.  No one was injured in the Thursday night fire in Westfield. WCAX-TV reports ( ) firefighters had trouble reaching the site of the blaze and had trouble finding enough water to fight the flames.    Read the article………….
  • Clayton Park condo fire leaves 20 homeless (NS) August 1, 2017 Some occupants were at home at the time of the fire, but they got out safely and there were no injuries. Firefighters rescued a cat from one of the units. Six trucks and about 24 firefighters were on scene.    Read the article……………
  • Improperly installed exhaust pipe ignited massive Dorchester fire, commissioner says (MA) July 26, 2017 The massive fire in a Dorchester condo building last month started when an improperly installed exhaust pipe heated by diesel fumes ignited wood framing in the upper level of the Treadmark building, Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn said Wednesday.    Read the article………….
  • Neighbors displaced after fire at Moorefield Twp. condos (OH) July 26, 2017 It’s unknown when neighbors will be able to return to their homes after a fire damaged multiple condos in Moorefield Twp.  Moorefield Twp. firefighters were called to the complex in the 4600 block of Reno Lane on Wednesday morning on the report of a condo fire. When they arrived they discovered the fire started in a front bedroom, Assistant Fire Chief Rick Hughes said.    Read the article………….
  • Mount Laurel residents search for neighbors who lost homes after fire in condo complex (NJ) July 26, 2017 After a fire destroyed four homes in the Laurel Creek neighborhood three weeks ago, residents of the condominium complex took it upon themselves to collect clothing and supplies to give to their neighbors in need.  But the volunteers have been unable to find the displaced families to distribute the stockpile of clothing, gift cards, books and toys they have collected.    Read the article…………….
  • Condo fire caused $1 million in damages (TN) July 25, 2017 Fire officials in DeKalb County estimate that a fire that destroyed the top floor of a condominium complex overlooking Center Hill Lake Monday caused up to $1 million in damage.  Fire Chief Donny Green said the blaze apparently started in a third floor laundry room and quickly spread.   Read the article………….
  • Crews Called To Large Condo Fire In Smithville (TN) July 24, 2017 Crews have been called to a large condo fire in DeKalb County.  The incident was reported Monday morning at a complex on Center Hill Lake in Smithville, possibly located off Dale Ridge Road.    Read the article…………
  • 60 firefighters battled fire at 3 Holbrook condos (NY) July 23, 2017 Three Holbrook condominiums were damaged after a fire broke out in one of the units Saturday morning, a fire official said.   Read the article…………..
  • DelCo condo residents forced out into the heat (DE) July 19, 2017 A multi-alarm fire at a condominium complex in Delaware County, just over the state line, forced several elderly residents out of their homes Wednesday afternoon.    Read the article…………….
  • 8 people treated after Surfside Beach condo fire (SC) July 19, 2017 Horry County Fire Rescue crews responded to a condo fire in Surfside Beach Wednesday morning.  Read the article………….
  • Residents Escape Condo Fire in Walnut Creek July 19, 2017 Shooting flames popped out of a condominium complex in Walnut Creek early Wednesday, but residents living inside the building were able to escape unharmed, according to Contra Costa County Fire Battalion Chief Mike Quesada.    Read the article…………..
  • Fire burns on high-rise balcony in downtown Long Beach (CA) July 18, 2017 Firefighters responded to a small fire at a high-rise condominium building in downtown Long Beach Tuesday morning.  A large number of firefighters headed to the building at 400 West Ocean Boulevard, which is near Queens Way, around 11:40 a.m., according to authorities.    Read the article……………
  • 8 residents displaced in Marion County condo fire (FL) July 17, 2017 Residents saw flames and smoke coming from the building. Everyone evacuated, and there were no injuries, officials said.  Flames were shooting through the roof as firefighters arrived on the scene.    Read the article…………..
  • Condo owners will be out for a while (BC) July 15, 2017 Water’s Edge condo residents who watched as their building went up in flames last Saturday will not be going home anytime soon, says George Mapson, strata president.  About 40 of the 65 units in Waters Edge were compromised in the fire started at the Waters Edge North tower on Truswell Road, said Mapson.    Read the article……………..

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