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Fire as one of the Ten Agents of Deterioration can potentially lead to the quick and catastrophic loss of an entire collection. Reducing the risk of fire needs to be done at several levels:

  • Appropriate fire/smoke detection and alarms
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Isolating collections from other activities
  • Good housekeeping

Suggested Further Reading[edit | edit source]

T├ętreault, J. "Fire Risk Assessment for Collections in Museums". Journal of CAC, vol. 33 (2008) pp. 3-21.