Five people in Frederick, Maryland were rescued from an apartment fire that was ignited in a silk plant on the top floor. The silk plant caught fire from a nearby lit candle, and the flames spread to the resident's couch then quickly blazed throughout the apartment. The fire was contained to the one apartment, but spread into the roof, causing other apartments to have smoke and water damage; overall damage to the building, including the contents of the building estimate around $150,000. Two people rescued were on outdoor balconies and three other people were assisted down the complex stairs.
Today, a great deal of emphasis is placed on safety, including fire protection and silk plant fire regulations. The use of fire retardant silk plants may have prevented this apartment complex fire. Commercial Silk Int’l has collected commercial fire code regulations about the needs of flame retardant foliage. Understanding specific fire code requirements can be challenging and confusing because every state adopts their own fire codes for artificial plants (and in fact so to does every municipality).
We offer an entire line of commercial grade artificial trees and plants and we are a direct importer of the industry’s most extensive line of proprietary designed IFR™ Foliages (Inherently Fire Retardant). Our fire retardant artificial plants and foliages are ideal for commercial projects including hotels, restaurants, malls, casinos and office buildings. So whether you are an Architect / Designer specifying our product or an end user, we have gathered all the fire retardant information you will need for your project.