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Houston High-Rise Evacuated After Pipe Bursts, Floor Buckles

Houston High-Rise Evacuated After Pipe Bursts, Floor Buckles

John Wayne Ferguson - Houston Chronicle Aug. 12—Residents of a Houston high-rise building won't be allowed back into apartments until inspectors confirm the building is structurally sound, city officials said on Friday. The Royalton at River Oaks, 3333 Allen Parkway,...

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Jersey City (NJ) Adds Specialty High-Rise Fire Company

Jersey City (NJ) Adds Specialty High-Rise Fire Company

  The Jersey City Fire Department is expanding, adding a new company specifically set up to respond to high-rise fires. The high-rise unit will respond to all high-rise fires. It will respond to all other working fires as a rapid intervention crew. The new...

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Fire Breaks Out at High-Rise Block in West London

Fire Breaks Out at High-Rise Block in West London

London — Residents were evacuated from a high-rise block in Shepherd’s Bush, west London, after firefighters battled a blaze on Tuesday morning. London Fire Brigade said eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters attended the scene in Queensdale Crescent. London...

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