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Marco Polo High Rise Fire

Insurance May Not Be Enough For Some Marco Polo Condo Owners Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Insurance May Not Be Enough For Some Marco Polo Condo Owners

After the deadly Honolulu high-rise fire, some banks say they are also offering help to meet mortgage payments.

Arson Dogs Search For Ignitable Liquids in Marco Polo Unit Where Fire Started Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Arson Dogs Search For Ignitable Liquids in Marco Polo Unit Where Fire Started

A Fire Department official said the search does not necessarily mean there is a criminal element to the investigation.

Ian Lind: Does The Risk Justify The Cost Of Sprinklers In Older High-Rises? Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Ian Lind: Does The Risk Justify The Cost Of Sprinklers In Older High-Rises?

Until now, the answer has been “no.” But the tragic fire in the Marco Polo condominiums could change the equation.

Industry Cancels Celebration Of Ban On Sprinkler Requirements

Industry Cancels Celebration Of Ban On Sprinkler Requirements

The Legislature recently extended its prohibition on counties requiring sprinklers in single-family homes and duplexes.

Fire Department Finds Unit Where High-Rise Fire Began AP

Fire Department Finds Unit Where High-Rise Fire Began

UPDATED: Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze that killed three people at the Marco Polo condominiums.

Some Residents Couldn’t Hear Alarms In Deadly High-Rise Blaze Marco Garcia/AP

Some Residents Couldn’t Hear Alarms In Deadly High-Rise Blaze

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.

Caldwell Supports Adding Sprinklers To Older High-Rises In Wake Of Fire Brenton Awa/KITV

Caldwell Supports Adding Sprinklers To Older High-Rises In Wake Of Fire

Previous efforts to require high-rises to have fire sprinklers have failed, in part due to the cost of installing them.

Some High-Rise Residents Allowed To Return Home After Deadly Honolulu Fire Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Some High-Rise Residents Allowed To Return Home After Deadly Honolulu Fire

UPDATED: Three people died in the blaze at the 36-story Marco Polo building, which was built in 1971 and had no sprinkler system.

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Marco Polo High Rise Fire