a building that, because of its age, material, structure, or the like, is especially dangerous in case of fire.
(in a building) any arrangement of structural, flooring, and finish members creating concealed passages through which fire can spread to other parts of the building.

1880–85; fire + trap1 Unabridged
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firetrap (ˈfaɪəˌtræp)
a building that would burn easily or one without fire escapes

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The appalling sanitation and the firetrap tenements.
If any of you have ever been up there, it was a firetrap.
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