An engineering firm had recommended updates after another fire four years ago, according to city records.
They approve a call for a fire safety group established more than 10 years ago to reconvene.
American cities have a mixed bag of laws on whether older buildings, particularly residential buildings, must be retrofitted.
After the deadly Honolulu high-rise fire, some banks say they are also offering help to meet mortgage payments.
A Fire Department official said the search does not necessarily mean there is a criminal element to the investigation.
Until now, the answer has been “no.” But the tragic fire in the Marco Polo condominiums could change the equation.
The Legislature recently extended its prohibition on counties requiring sprinklers in single-family homes and duplexes.
UPDATED: Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze that killed three people at the Marco Polo condominiums.
UPDATED: The three who died in the fire were all found on the 26th floor of the Marco Polo building, which had no sprinkler system.