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Founder of Warehouse Living Space Testifies on Deadly Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. — The founder of a communal living space in a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse where a fire killed 36 people more than two years ago took to the stand in his trial Monday, teary-eyed and subdued as …

Push for Sprinkler Mandates Across U.S. After Honolulu Fire

When Moon Yun Pellerin’s parents bought a 27th-floor apartment in a high-rise overlooking Waikiki about 15 years ago, they didn’t realize the wave-shaped building had no fire sprinklers. “We didn’t even consider it,” Pellerin said. But a week after a …

Three Dead in Fire at Honolulu High-Rise With No Sprinklers

At least three people died and 12 were injured Friday in a fire at a Honolulu high-rise that was not equipped with sprinklers, authorities said, and hundreds fled the giant condominium complex as smoke billowed from the upper floors. The …

CDOT Pushes for Sprinklers in Eisenhower Tunnel

Transportation officials in Colorado want to install a $20 million sprinkler system in the Eisenhower Tunnel to mitigate risk of a fire. The four-lane Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnel on Interstate 70 is among the busiest corridors across the Continental Divide and …

Haunted Houses Must Follow Illinois Safety Rules

Illinois fire safety experts are urging families to be vigilant when they go to temporary haunted houses this Halloween season. The Office of the Illinois state Fire Marshal says it’s important for haunted house operators to follow the state’s fire …

Pa. Governor to Sign Repeal of Fire Sprinkler Mandate

Gov. Tom Corbett is signing his first bill as governor. The Republican plans Monday afternoon to sign a bill repealing a requirement that fire sprinkler systems be installed in all new one- and two-family homes. The legislation was approved earlier …