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Fire chief: Sprinklers would have prevented horrific fire that claimed a life

By Fred Durso, Jr. People leaped from second- and third-story windows. Others cried for help. Someone had no choice but to toss a baby from a window. These were the realities of a recent residential fire in Palmer, Massachusetts. Not everyone escaped with their life, however. A 53-year-old woman died in the blaze, caused by a candle in the woman’s home, according to a news story by WWLP. Palmer’s Fire Chief Alan Roy told the station that tenants had heard the smoke alarms, but didn’t evacuate until the fire department arrived. Roy also told a local ABC affiliate that the horrific scenario might have…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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