São Paulo, Brazil: Downtown buildings have a high fire risk

They are old buildings with no structural characteristics in line with current safety requirements. One of them is the presence of floors between floors with only 20 cm of protection. More modern buildings have a greater separation of at least one meter to prevent fire from passing from one floor to the other.

Old buildings with limitations for structural renovations, lack of maintenance of electrical installations, and improper use of real estate - stores that become warehouses -, in addition to the storage of flammable materials, make buildings in the central region of São Paulo more susceptible to fires, such . . .

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