Whether you are the owner of a public building in Pennsylvania or just your own home, you should be aware the dangers that fuel loads can pose. A fuel load is anything that can catch fire and fuel an existing inferno. If fuel loads are allowed to exist, they can help a fire spread, cut off existing lines of escape and produce dangerous fumes that may cause a person to succumb and die.
The University of Iowa website identifies one troublesome location for fuel loads, namely stairwells. Whenever a building catches fire, anyone in the building at the time should not use the elevator and must take the stairs. This means that stairwells should be kept as free of risk of fires as possible to allow people to use them and escape the building safely.