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Home fire sprinkler opponents fight new law in Minnesota

By Fred Durso, Jr. Days after a new law went into effect in Minnesota that requires sprinklers in new homes of a certain size, the opposition has responded. News reports are filtering in that the Builders Association of the Twin Cities has asked a court to delay implementation, citing exorbitant installation costs. The association’s action comes at a time when fires are wreaking havoc in Minnesota; according to an ABC affiliate, there have already been five fire deaths in the state during January. The battle for sprinklers in new homes has been raging on for years in Minnesota. More recently, fire service officials and…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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