So many questions: why are there people milling around instead of being evacuated ASAP. Who had the bright idea to shoot fire extinguishers at it from the ground? What does that bright green spanset look like now and how close did it come to melting? Why are people milling around looking at the fire instead of being evacuated?
Why are people milling around instead of being evacuated?
Somewhat unrelated, but Most Depressing Email of The Year award goes to what just landed in my inbox about a school project coming online this summer. The district is removing many/most of the fire alarm pull stations from the project, some of which are already installed -- the threat of an active shooter misusing an evacuation to instigate a turkey shoot outweighs the risk of fire. Their new standard moving forward on all new construction and renovation projects will be to largely eliminate the use of FA pull stations where permitted by code. Theaters and large volume assembly spaces will be among the only exceptions because of how long it would take for a sprinkler head to activate subsequently triggering the alarm once the system sees a delta in water pressure.