Restoring historical buildings while avoiding fire tragedies

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) Historical buildings are susceptible to fires, especially under renovation. We saw that first hand with what happened at the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Derek Acker from Delta Restoration Services joined ABC4 News at 4 to talk about how something like the Notre Dame fire devastation could have happened.

Many historical buildings have structures built with wood which is more prone to catching fire than more modern materials, and that wood can dry out over long periods of time. Power tools giving off heat add to that danger.

As the Salt Lake City Temple begins renovations, there will be extra special precautions taken to make sure another tragedy doesn’t occur. 

For more information on Delta Restoration Services, visit


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