Just based on my experience up to today—and I don't want to disparage timber construction because I don't know enough about it—my comfort level is with, again, the cement structure because it keeps the fire compartmentalized. That's been my experience as a firefighter running in on the end of the hose line or as an incident commander standing on the outside making decisions focusing on evacuation. One of the first things we do when we arrive is tell everybody, except for those on the floor of the unit that is involved and in the area right above the unit that is involved, to stay inside their unit and not evacuate because they're safer there. We say that because we know the involved unit usually is the only involved unit unless there has been some access outside that has raised the fire to a different level. That is where we are.
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