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No Sprinklers in Trump Tower Deadly Fire

A raging fire that tore through a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower killed a man inside and sent flames and thick, black smoke pouring from windows of the president’s namesake skyscraper. New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the cause …

California Balcony Collapse Victims Mourned; Probe Underway

A group of Irish and Irish-American young men and women were enjoying their last blast summer in California before cracking down with college and careers, a rite of passage tens of thousands from the Emerald Isle have taken over the …

Wyoming Church Fire Couldn’t Be Prevented

Riverton, Wyo., officials don’t believe they could have prevented a fire that gutted an old church building. A furnace is blamed for starting the March 12 fire in the former home of the First Baptist Church. An attached apartment was …

Mississippi Governor Signs Statewide Building Code Into Law

Mississippi has enacted its first statewide building code that is designed to set construction guidelines to strengthen homes and other buildings from hurricane and other weather-related damage. Governor Phil Bryant signed the legislation that advocates have been calling for since …

IBHS Commends Maryland Legislators for Strengthening Building Code

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) commends the Maryland Legislature for passing SB 750 / HB 769, which prohibits local jurisdictions from weakening the wind design and windborne debris provisions of the Maryland Building Performance Standards. The …