Author Topic: Smoke alarm design fault?  (Read 2130 times)

Offline Gamer

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Smoke alarm design fault?
« on: August 27, 2019, 07:34:37 PM »
Just read a news item in todays paper about a Molotov cocktail attack on a family home in a dispute two years ago, they smashed a window and chucked them in and -quote- "the blaze was so intense it melted the smoke alarms before they could go off".
4 kids died and the mother (google 'Michelle Pearson') died of burns two years later, and the two perps were jailed for life.
Reason I mention it is because it seems smoke alarms aren't as foolproof as we might assume.

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Re: Smoke alarm design fault?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 05:03:28 AM »
I'm suspicious that any fire bomb attack (short of a napalm strike) would disable all of the smoke detectors in a house.
There has to be more to the story.

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Re: Smoke alarm design fault?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 06:59:35 PM »
died of burns two years later
Wow, died from her burns 2 years later.  I really feel for this woman, she suffered horribly