Commercial building fires in Ceará increase by 10.12%

January 3, 2024
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Rise in commercial building fires

The Fire Department of Ceará State reported a significant increase in fires in commercial buildings throughout the region in 2023.

Compared to the previous year, there was a 10.12% rise, with 533 incidents recorded against 484 in 2022.

Recent incident in Iguatu

A notable example was a fire in Iguatu, in the central-south of Ceará, on January 1, 2024.

The fire, which broke out in the afternoon, affected an automotive sound equipment store on 23 de Novembro Street in the city center.

The Fire Department deployed significant resources, including approximately 5,000 liters of water, to extinguish the blaze.

Fortunately, there were no casualties, and the operation was completed in two hours, with the local Municipal Guard also contributing to the effort.

Personnel involved in the operation

The response team included Lieutenant Emílio, Sub-Lieutenants César, Filho, and Teixeira, Sergeant Paulo, and Soldiers Gurgel and Henrique.

Preventive measures suggested

In light of the increasing number of fires, the Fire Department recommends several preventive measures for commercial buildings.

These include installing fire extinguishers, conducting fire brigade training, and performing regular maintenance of electrical and hydraulic installations to mitigate the risk of such incidents.

FSJA Comment

The recent report from the Fire Department of Ceará State highlights an alarming trend in the number of fires in commercial buildings.

This 10.12% increase in fire incidents is a clear indicator of the growing risks in commercial establishments.

The causes behind this surge could be numerous, ranging from electrical faults to inadequate safety measures.

The incident in Iguatu serves as a stark reminder of the dangers posed by fires in commercial settings.

The swift response and the effective use of resources by the fire department personnel in this instance is commendable and demonstrates the importance of preparedness and rapid action in emergency situations.

Furthermore, the recommendations for preventive measures by the fire department are crucial in reducing the likelihood of such incidents in the future.

Implementing these measures can significantly contribute to the safety of commercial buildings and should be a priority for business owners and local authorities alike.

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