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Butler was one of roughly 1,000 people forced to evacuate the Walmart fulfillment center, at 9590 Allpoints Parkway, on Wednesday after a fire broke out at the facility and continued to burn for hours. The blaze swelled so massively that satellite imagery captured the smoke.

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The blaze continued to burn overnight. Fire crews rotated every four hours to tamp down the hot spots inside. Anderson said two dozen fire departments responded to assist Plainfield Fire Territory in putting out the fire.

The fire was mostly contained in the roughly 1.2-million-square-foot facility by the next morning, Anderson said. The units then shifted their focus exclusively on extinguishing the flames outside, Anderson said, and clearing paths for investigators to safely gain access into the building. He estimated the earliest that could happen is Friday.

The fire continued to burn into Thursday evening, with a strong smell and white haze of dust and smoke in the air near the facility. Firefighters on ladders continued to dump water on the smoldering building.

Company spokesperson Charles Crowson said the several thousand employees affected by the fire will be paid through the week and placed in temporary jobs, such as Walmart and Sam's Club stores, next week. The pay at the fulfillment center is typically higher than at the stores.

"Today, we have terminated the relationship with that supplier," America's biggest retailer said in a statement Monday. "The fact that this occurred is extremely troubling to us, and we will continue to work across the apparel industry to improve fire safety education and training in Bangladesh."

The blaze on Saturday was one of the deadliest fires at a garment factory in Bangladesh and highlighted how the country's garment factories often ignore safety in the rush to supply major retailers in the U.S. and Europe. More than 300 people have died over the past six years in garment factory fires in the South Asian country.

Survivors of the weekend fire said an exit door was locked, fire extinguishers didn't work and apparently were there just to impress inspectors, and that when the fire alarm went off, bosses told workers to return to their sewing machines. Victims were trapped or jumped to their deaths from the eight-story building, which had no emergency exits.

On Tuesday, the Bangladesh national flag flew at half-mast in all government buildings as the nation mourned the dead. The country's garment factories also closed as the government announced a day of national mourning to honor those killed in the fire.

Wal-Mart did not say why it dropped the Tazreen factory. But in its 2012 Global Responsibility report, Wal-Mart said it stopped working with 49 factories in Bangladesh in 2011 because of fire safety issues. And online records appear to indicate the Tazreen factory was given a "high risk" safety rating after an inspection in May 2011 and a "medium risk" rating in August 2011.

For more than a day after the fire, Wal-Mart said it could not confirm whether it was still doing business with Tazreen, which was making T-shirts and polo shirts. The uncertainty illustrated how major retailers in the U.S. and Europe rely on a highly complex chain of foreign manufacturers and middlemen to keep their shelves stocked.

He said firefighters recovered at least 100 bodies from the factory and 12 more people died at hospitals after jumping from the building. Local media reported that about 100 injured people were being treated at hospitals.

"Managers told us, 'Nothing happened. The fire alarm had just gone out of order. Go back to work,'" Ripu said. "But we quickly understood that there was a fire. As we again ran for the exit point we found it locked from outside, and it was too late."

We have three fire extinguishers in our home. Two we bought new and one came with the home when we bought the place. This weekend, I was looking at the fire extinguisher that came with the home and noticed it had recently expired. As such, the effectiveness of the extinguisher to fight a fire could be compromised. Furthermore, national guidelines direct that if a commercial use extinguisher has expired it must be recharged. Because we like having three fire extinguishers in the home, I decided to look into whether we should recharge the fire extinguisher, or buy a new one.

With the right tools and equipment, fire extinguishers with a metal head (valve assembly) are able to be recharged when they expire or lose their charge. Some fire departments will recharge them for a fee, however, more and more fire departments are opting not to recharge fire extinguishers due to the cost and liability. To recharge a fire extinguisher will cost between $20 to $50 dollars, depending on size. If you want your fire extinguisher recharged, then you should consider contacting a certified fire extinguisher repair company or technician.

To recharge a fire extinguisher, it must be the right kind of extinguisher. Fire extinguishers with a plastic valve assembly are not suitable for recharging. Fire extinguishers with a metal valve assembly are built in a way that they can be recharged. Additionally, to recharge a fire extinguisher requires specific training.

If you have the right training and equipment then sure, go ahead and service the fire extinguisher yourself, otherwise it would be best to simply go to a fire extinguisher servicing company and have them do it for you. If the recharge is not performed properly, your fire extinguisher could leak and be ineffective when you need it most.

It should be noted that if you recharge the fire extinguisher yourself, you are responsible for its effectiveness should it be used by another party. In essence, you could be held liable in the event it does not work, and there is a resulting damage to property or person.

Price to buy a new fire extinguisher vs recharging an old one?The cost of a fire extinguisher depends on the size, classification type and intended use. Portable fire extinguishers come in a variety of sizes, with the most common sizes being 5, 10, and 20 lbs. The size/weight of the fire extinguisher is based on the weight of the extinguishing agent inside the extinguisher and does not account for the weight of the metal tank, valve assembly, or other components.

The reason for the price range within each if these different weight classes (5, 10 and 20 pounds respectively) of fire extinguishers is due to the type of agent inside the tank, which then determines the type of fire it can effectively extinguish. For example, a 10-pound water fire extinguisher is less expensive than a 10-pound ABC fire extinguisher. Additionally, a 10-pound ABC class fire extinguisher is less expensive than a 10-pound Purple K fire extinguisher. These cost differences also apply to other size extinguishers.

If you already have a fire extinguisher and are looking to get it recharged by a professional then it will likely cost you between $20-$50, depending on your area, the tank size, and the extinguishing agent.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that fire extinguishers be inspected at least once a year and will likely costs around $40 per unit. There are three elements to a fire extinguisher inspection.

As stated above, not all fire extinguishers are built the same, and each fire extinguisher classification is designed to extinguish a different type of fire. As such, a specific type of extinguisher agent may be effective against certain types of fires, and yet ineffective, and maybe potentially harmful, if used on a type of fire it is not designed to extinguish. Listed below are the various types of fire extinguishers and their unique characteristics that make them best suited for combating a certain type or types of fire.

Regular dry chemical fire extinguishers are filled with sodium bicarbonate and are used in combating Class B and C fires. The sodium bicarbonate agent is non-corrosive, non-toxic and easy to clean after it has been deployed.

The multi-purpose dry chemical is filled with ammonium phosphate and is used in fighting Class A, B & C fires. Unlike the regular dry chemical fire extinguishers, the multi-purpose dry chemical ammonium phosphate is corrosive. This requires that its residue be thoroughly scrubbed and cleaned from surfaces to prevent damage.

Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers are commonly found in computer rooms, laboratories and other areas where sensitive electrical equipment is found. This is because the C02 does not affect the computer or other electronic components whereas other extinguishing agents could.

Class C fires are electrical fires and because water is conductive, the user is at risk of being shocked by the electrical current. Electrical fires are common in computer rooms, locations of faulty wiring, in motors or appliances. Being limited in their use, water fire extinguishers are usually less expensive than other types of fire extinguishers.

ConclusionBecause the cost of recharging a fire extinguisher is considerably less than buying a new one, we recommend having your fire extinguisher routinely evaluated by a professional, and when applicable, recharged according to existing guidelines.

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