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Few US cities mandate sprinklers in old residential towers

from The Associated Press via Boston Herald

A high-rise fire recently claimed the lives of three people in Honolulu, and the apartment building where the blaze broke out had no fire sprinklers. The tower overlooking Waikiki was constructed in 1971, before sprinklers were required for new construction in the city, a trend echoed in major cities across the U.S. While most cities mandate sprinklers in newly built high-rises, many older residential towers lack the safety measure. more

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