LaSalle Bank Fire Update
As was the case in the Cook County Administration Building fire, this one started above the dropped ceiling panels. That means it was out of the reach of sprinklers, even if they had been installed. A blast from a good sized carbon dioxide fire extinguisher would have blown the ceiling panel out of the way, cooled and suppressed the fire (carbon dioxide is safe for electrical fires). Have a co-worker call 911 to have the CFD confirm the fire is out! A lot better than a 5-11 alarm with specials!
And the Sun-Times story describes “paper-backed insulated ceiling tiles and paper-wrapped insulated pipes”. That doesn’t seem to be very fire resistant.