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Texas fire in unsprinklered building claims five lives

By Fred Durso, Jr. A fire at a senior housing complex that killed five people has recharged discussions on the need for the adoption of current building codes and automatic fire sprinklers. According to Firehouse.com, the December incident occurred in a high-rise, senior living apartment complex in Castle Hills, Texas. The fire in the unsprinklered building killed five people. (The report adds that a sixth person who was living in the building has also died, but a city manager did not attribute the 71-year-old woman’s death to the fire.) Sprinkler advocates across North America are underscoring this tragedy to demand sprinkler requirements in all…

Source:: NFPA – Fire Sprinkler Initiative


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