Another Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Attic Fire

Spray Foam has struck again!

Back in September I wrote a post to raise awareness of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) for the fire service. In this article I referenced that there had been several fires that happen during the application of  SPF. By the initial reports it is appearing that a recent mansion fire in Middlebury Connecticut was an attic fire that happened during the application of SPF. According to a source close to initial crews this incident came in as an automatic fire alarm and wasn’t a reported fire due to construction crews possibly attempting to extinguish the fire.

Middlebury Mansion Fire: (Photos courtesy of Charlie Ovesny)

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As mentioned above there has been several recent fires involving SPF. Here are some links of other incidents.

To learn more about SPF hazards for the fire service be sure and check out Spray Foam Basics for the Fire Service.


Stay Safe

Captain John Shafer

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