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In wake of tragic fire, state representative re-issues call for sprinklers in new homes

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Jul 16, 2014

 

The Massachusets State Fire Marshal's office has concluded that the fire that killed seven people, including three young children, was caused by an electrical problem. According to the Lowell Sun, that fire on July 10 caused the largest number of fatalities from a single fire that the state has seen in two decades.


 

Appearing on FOX25 in Boston, Ruth Balser, State Representative for the 12th Middlesex District in Massachusetts, spoke about the tragedy and her efforts to advocate for the expansion of fire sprinkler requirements for all new homes in the state.



[Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston | http://www.myfoxboston.com]


 

Speaking at NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative summit in Chicago last year, Representative Balser talked about the biggest challenge to home fire sprinkler requirements.


 


 

Visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative web site for more information about home fire sprinklers.


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