Season 9 Episode 2

Why America Burns

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 04, 1981 on PBS
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Why America Burns
NOVA examines outdated fire codes and flammability-testing methods that may be part of the reason why more people die in fires in the U.S. than in any other industrialized country. Also looked at are inadequate sprinkler systems and smoke detectors, fires caused by cigarettes, towering infernos, arson, and the use of combustible plastics in furniture and building materials.moreless

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