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Father and daughter’s tragic fire deaths prompt Washington sprinkler advocates to action

By Fred Durso, Jr. Sprinkler installers at the site of a new home in Washington State. The serenity of Fox Island, resting quietly in the Puget Sound and minutes from Tacoma, Washington, was pierced on December 4, 2013, when a fast-moving fire ripped through the home of a prominent physician, his wife, and two children. Upon witnessing the fire that bitterly cold evening, a neighbor rushed to the scene and pulled the couple’s special-needs son from the home. Flames prevented him from reentering the home to rescue the boy’s twin sister. The wife escaped safely. By the time the fire department arrived, the fire…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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