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Fatal fire shows need for sprinklers in new homes

NFPA challenges claim by building industry that smoke alarms are enough

AUBURN, N.Y.—A fatal fire in a new home here tragically underscores the falsity of a claim by home fire sprinkler opponents that the devices are not needed in new construction, according to Maria Figueroa, regional director of the NFPA’s Fire Prevention Field Office.