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Marco Polo High Rise Fire

Marco Polo Building Had Outdated Fire Alarms When 3 Died In Blaze AP

Marco Polo Building Had Outdated Fire Alarms When 3 Died In Blaze

An engineering firm had recommended updates after another fire four years ago, according to city records.

Council Members Put Mayor’s Call For Sprinkler Retrofitting On Hold Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Council Members Put Mayor’s Call For Sprinkler Retrofitting On Hold

They approve a call for a fire safety group established more than 10 years ago to reconvene.

Many US Cities Still Have High-Rise Buildings Without Sprinklers Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Many US Cities Still Have High-Rise Buildings Without Sprinklers

American cities have a mixed bag of laws on whether older buildings, particularly residential buildings,   must be retrofitted.

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.

Marco Polo High Rise Fire