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Safety Doors Failed in NYC High-Rise Fire That Killed 17

NEW YORK (AP)–Investigators sought answers Monday for why safety doors failed to close when fire broke out in a New York high-rise, allowing thick smoke to rise through the tower and kill 17 people, including eight children, in the city’s …

As South Florida Condos Age, More Owners Are Willing to Sell

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP)–For some South Florida condo dwellers, that tap on the shoulder could lead to the deal of a lifetime. The tri-county’s white hot real estate market is prompting developers to take stock of the region’s older beach …

Los Angeles High-Rise that Caught Fire Lacked Sprinklers

LOS ANGELES — A 25-story West Los Angeles apartment tower that caught fire, forcing firefighters to pluck stranded people from the rooftop and a ledge, had no sprinklers even though the same building burned seven years ago, authorities said. Flames …

Probe Can’t Determine Cause of Minneapolis High-Rise Fire

MINNEAPOLIS — Fire officials said Monday they could not determine the exact cause of a high-rise apartment fire that killed five people last week in Minneapolis and that a handful of factors may have contributed to igniting the blaze. The …