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Council candidates contemplate sprinklers for old buildings

October 22, 2013SSN Staff

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—In the wake of a devastating six-alarm fire Oct. 17 at an apartment building here, City Council candidates are thinking of ways to encourage owners of older buildings to retrofit the structures with fire sprinklers. Another Redwood City apartment complex burned in July, the San Mateo Daily Journal reported. Both buildings were built before the fire code required sprinklers. Candidates suggested seeking a federal grant or other source of money to help offset the cost of...

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