fireproof - Why are fire sprinklers and extinguishing systems failing?

I just looked at some photos of property destruction from fire in Santa Rosa, CA and I was appalled and deeply saddened at the loss of life. This photo is the charred remains of the Hilton hotel in same town. While I can understand wood frame homes with no fire sprinkler system succumbing to total destruction by fire, this should not be the case for commercial buildings such as 4 or 5 star hotels that belong to worldwide chains. In my district, the fire inspector comes to commercial facilities every year to check these systems, and you canno...Read more