Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 10:27:25 -0600
Reply-To: Kelleigh McCutcheon <kelleigh**At_Symbol_Here**SHAW.CA>
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From: Kelleigh McCutcheon <kelleigh**At_Symbol_Here**SHAW.CA>
Subject: Fire in the fume hood

Hello all,

Does anyone know whether or not a fume hood should be turned off or left on if fire breaks out in the fume hood?

We have always assumed that one would turn the fume hood off as not to provide oxygen to the fire; unless noxious fumes are produced by the fire in which case the fume hood would be left on until fire personnel get to the scene.

Kelleigh McCutcheon
Chemistry and Biology Laboratory Technician
Keyano College
Fort McMurray, Alberta

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