While built to code, with the addition of sprinklers, nothing seemed to stop the destruction of this luxury apartment building made out of wood in Edgewater, New Jersey. 

A fire displaced more than 1,000 residents, and many of them have filed lawsuits against the developer for damages. What could have prevented this loss? Concrete block.

Edgewater fire chief agreed, "If it was made out of concrete and…block, we wouldn’t have this sort of problem.”

To learn more about how concrete block can prevent damage during fires, click here.