They believed the fire ignited combustible materials, such as the insulation adhesive, rapidly expanding the flames. When he saw the smoke, he went to the maintenance garage to remove vehicles. 0000052273 00000 n 1. The mall did have non-combustible walls that assisted in stopping the spread of the fire. The fire, which was reported at 2:29 a.m., completely destroyed 15 stores and 9 sales kiosks. 2516 0 obj <>stream 0000050210 00000 n NFPA determined the lack of fire sprinklers was a main cause for the financial devastation. Murphy. On December 16, 1994 at 2:30am a fire ignited at Logan Valley Mall in Pennsylvania. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Fire fighters approximated that the fire ignited in a utility room within G.C. In 1979, another expansion was completed by Crown American with the construction of Hess's department store. Logan Valley Mall Fire; Altoona, Pennsylvania . On December 16, 1994 at 2:30am a fire ignited at Logan Valley Mall in Pennsylvania. Logan Valley Mall is a regional shopping mall in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The roof was a composite over a metal roof decking. 0 Murphy store, seeing the heavy smoke, he returned to his car to request back up. F.E. An effective attack by 59 fire companies successfully controlled the fire although an additional 40 percent of the complex suffered severe smoke and water damage. Here’s the Thrift Drug after the fire, far left. Page 33. Copyright © 2017 F.E. He only had access to the common areas, forcing him to go outside to travel to different areas of the mall. Moran All Rights Reserved. x��ѡ 0ð�|����+�*�왞L�b�x��9��sx��9��s��9` �&� They were different widths apart depending on the store. The fire damaged 42 stores and kiosks; fifteen stores were destroyed. Logan Valley Mall opened in November 1965 as an open-air shopping center with Sears, Weis Markets and a few small shops. On December 16, 1994, a maintenance worker was working alone. 0000002012 00000 n 0000002194 00000 n 0000025116 00000 n trailer 0000027181 00000 n Inscription. 0000004292 00000 n Logan Valley Mall Fire . :P Yikes. The flammable gases produced by the heating of the roof-deck panels fueled the fire further. Logan Valley Mall Fire Marker. Mall Hours Mon–Wed 11AM – 8PM Thu CLOSED Fri 7AM – 10PM Sat 9AM – 9AM Sun 12PM – 5PM xref Learn more about the VIP program here. Page 32. To better serve our customers, we collect a small amount of data via Google Analytics and Act-on. By Devry Becker Jones, June 21, 2019. Murphy Co. store. <]>> 0000032253 00000 n Moran Fire Protection offers the Very Important Partners (VIP) program - providing free inspections in exchange for exclusive maintenance contracts. Because of the frequent renovations, most of the building material was unprotected. �'�v ��0�`��[email protected]��E���c�̷ p-uկ�U�}��vJ����u���H��y��.6EE0lofv�D��R�$��*LD��n����$E!\��hr��@��@���� �1[�3C��H8�I�����"�:�F20� ���� F�QP� TK`���) 6��Eb��p6�[email protected] �x`7Y̦e���)��_�Pb����0�3� �^1�3�2�1�f��1�`br�ʰ���1�q��6�wvLlL��W�,w1|`x�7�!�!�A�qq�>���?1Iâ����(θ�1����-9/>!���� >��yxfM��z�᪌x�*A ~` �ళ ��>5��¥듼0m������c�Ƌ�������e���ߧ6L]1/�w�W����7\C?�̬צ �8�k=~�����eo�6����[����c0ŲΉi�6�ƺ S�_BRe�6�{|��з��_e��tn��SR�_⇳L5�w�~�\�q]d�:b��Y�Y�yżB.��9� ��W��ȴ�C�t�CRY,6gΑ��6����f�C���i=�G���li�0[�-�v˼E���,�. The fire stopped at J.C. Penny, where fire sprinklers were installed and did not damage the interior of this store. The low point in mall history was a devastating fire that broke out Dec. 16, 1994. Although the Cinema I-II-III-IV in the middle of the back (from this view) survived, it was smoke and water da… Page 30. 0000006755 00000 n They left the store; twenty minutes later the roof collapsed. 0000002641 00000 n It was determined that the fire would not have spread so rapidly, causing great damage, if working early detectors were within the area. Selected pages. 0000006870 00000 n 0000003373 00000 n Murphy's … 0000016497 00000 n By 5:00am the fire fighters controlled the fire, although, it took several days for hot spots to extinguish. 0000005513 00000 n endstream endobj 2490 0 obj <>/ViewerPreferences<>/Metadata 305 0 R/Pages 295 0 R/StructTreeRoot 307 0 R/Type/Catalog/Lang(EN-US)/PageLabels 291 0 R>> endobj 2491 0 obj <>/ColorSpace<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC/ImageI]/ExtGState<>>>/Type/Page>> endobj 2492 0 obj <> endobj 2493 0 obj [/ICCBased 2506 0 R] endobj 2494 0 obj [/Indexed 2493 0 R 245 2510 0 R] endobj 2495 0 obj <> endobj 2496 0 obj <>stream 0000001785 00000 n Common terms and phrases. No fire sprinklers were installed in the G.C. H�\�K��@ཿ��݋�GݺAyLC�`2��V2�DŘE����n�@�Sm��r�Jw����f�����fs��v %%EOF The detector installation was not standardized. Fire sprinklers were installed in two stores out of one hundred and the food court; however, the sprinklers were designed by different companies, resulting in completely different systems for each area. Just google "logan valley mall fire" and it'll pop right up. View their privacy policies in the links. Throughout the early morning, multiple alarms sounded, bringing 400 fire fighters and emergency personnel to the scene. Page 34. startxref This section of Logan Valley Mall, Altoona, Pa. When fire fighters arrived, they found fire had engulfed the merchandise area and the fire fighters could hear the freight train sound of the fire within the enclosed ceiling. | Design by Ambit, Workplace Safety Officials Investigate Death of Employee Found in Chemical Tank, The Moran Group, 2265 Carlson Drive, Northbrook, IL, 60062, United States, A LOOK BACK: 1994 Logan Valley Mall Fire. 0000003283 00000 n The Logan Valley Mall celebrated its “official” grand opening from June 7-9, 1967, with 22 stores at the time.. While leaving the west side of the mall after finishing some work, he could hear a fire alarm activate. 0000005789 00000 n 2489 28 0 Reviews . %PDF-1.6 %���� NFPA stated, "An operating sprinkler system can alert fire fighters to a fire in a building if it is interlocked with an alarm system. The fire started in the rear of the G.C. 0000031462 00000 n Murphy store. Built in 1963, the Logan Valley Mall was approximately 870,000 square feet with 100 stores, 4 being anchor department stores, and numerous mercantile stands. The largest fire Logan Township ever saw tore through the Logan Valley Mall 25 years ago, and changes helping the fire service have flowed since then. The accidental fire ignited in a utility area and quickly spread throughout the mall, damaging 42 stores. Originally opened: November 3, 1965 Destroyed by fire: December 16, 1994 Reopened: May 23, 1996 Topics. :P . 0000003322 00000 n This mall continually grew until 1984. As he walked east, he noticed smoke coming from G.C. FEMA. The key to continual fire protection is regular inspections and a standard fire protection solution provider. 0000006355 00000 n �+��Z����E%8��T�nd�|}X�p^ϗ�.��~��A�H�{�2�\�z��I�x�@VL�a��)uP� ��|A����]����&��S|�A�UB"����@��q[V����[email protected]���,���j*�������f ͑ۓ~��ӥl����f�QGh�d��A^� �ȓo Mall Hours Mon–Wed 11AM – 8PM Thu CLOSED Fri 7AM – 10PM Sat 9AM – 9AM Sun 12PM – 5PM