fire tower

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fire tower

[′fīr ‚tau̇·ər]
(building construction)
A fireproof and smokeproof stairway compartment running the height of a building.
(forestry)
A tower used to watch for fires, especially forest fires.

fire tower

In a building, a vertical enclosure (containing a stairway) having a fire-endurance rating sufficiently high to qualify as a fire escape.
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