Why did you chop that big hole in my roof? The fire was in the kitchen, not the attic!
During a fully involved structure fire, temperatures inside a structure are often 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. By cutting a hole in the roof and ventilating the building, the heat is allowed to escape through the roof, thereby making it safer for firefighters to enter the building and apply water directly on the fire. This extinguishing strategy is key to stopping a structure fire quickly, and actually helps minimize damage to other rooms.

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1. What responsibilities do firefighters have other than fighting fires?
2. Why does the Fire Department bring the fire engine just for a simple inspection?
3. Why did you chop that big hole in my roof? The fire was in the kitchen, not the attic!