Why does the Fire Department break windows or cut holes in the roof during a fire? It seems they are causing more damage.

  • January 8, 2015

As a fire burns, it moves upward then outward. Breaking the windows and/or cutting holes in the roof acts like a chimney and allows fresh air to fill the building. This action alone can save a tremendous amount of property. It cuts down on the smoke damage and makes conditions more favorable for Firefighters to enter the building.