Real Facts About WTC Fires

      Here are some more facts the 911 “Truth” Movement doesn’t want you to know.  On page 10 of “On Debunking 911 Debunking,”  Ryan Mackey has this to say about David Ray Griffins statement that the WTC collapse was rare: ” … Dr. Griffin.  He has, thus far, given no scientific reason why the WTC Towers should not have collapsed; he has merely observed that the collapse was rare.  This comes as no surprise, since the damage inflicted upon them was also rare, and large skyscraper fires in general are extremely unusual.”  

     I, of course, have my own response to David Ray Griffin’s statement that the WTC collapse was rare- DUH!

     Ryan Mackey further points out that due to the aircraft damage, the WTC fires, which were extremely large, couldn’t be fought.

     The “truthers” use the statement that jet fuel doesn’t burn hot enough to melt steel in an effort to prove it was a controlled demolition that brought the towers down.  However, they ignore two tiny little details: 1) The steel didn’t need to melt, it only needed to WEAKEN, and the temperatures in the twin towers were more than sufficient for that, and 2) The jet fuel wasn’t the only thing burning; it merely got things going.  There were plenty of other combustibles, such as furniture, upholstery, etc. to burn. 

     Yes, I know that fires need three things to burn: fuel, heat and oxygen and that most fires that occur inside a building would run out of oxygen.  However, the fires in WTC 1, 2 and 7 had a ready-made oxygen source on 9/11/01- specifically, big, gaping holes in their sides, exposing the fires to the atmosphere, which is approximately one-quarter oxygen.

     Oh, and despite David Ray Griffins claim to the contrary, steel is NOT a good conductor of heat (source).  Ryan Mackey   further states, “…any blacksmith will readily confirm that steel can be partly heated to a working temperature, while keeping the remainder cool enough to handle, using perfectly ordinary fires.” He also points out that, “heat does not conduct quickly in any material when the distance is large compared to the cross-section (source).

     Let’s not forget that in all three buildings (WTC 1, 2 and 7), the fires would require TIME to heat that steel sufficiently to weaken it.

     As for WTC 7,  the fires were NOT limited, but rather severe. ( See here).  The large photo about ¾ or so of the way down the page here makes the point quite nicely.

     As I pointed out in my previous article, the fires in WTC 7 did not become severe until the afternoon.  As for why the fire was allowed to burn so long in WTC 7, it was due to a limited water supply as a result of a broken water main. ( Source). A lack of water makes firefighting problematic, to say the least.


Posted March 5, 2008 by Victor Chabala in Real 9/11 Facts

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