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Minnesota Report Says Sprinklers Could Have Save Lives in 2019 Fire

Five people died in the November fire


14th story corridor, looking west from Apartment 1407. (Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division Report)


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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – KARE reports that a report released by the Department of Public Safety claims that five people who died in a fire the day before Thanksgiving last year could have been saved if the high-rise building had fire sprinklers installed.

The fire, which was ruled an accident, broke out on Nov. 27, 2019 on the 14th floor of a 25-story Minneapolis Public Housing complex in the Cedar-Riverside area. That building, which predated mandatory sprinkler laws, had sprinklers only on the entry level and basement mechanical areas.

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