The city of Everett is ordering a company to install fire alarms on its residential buildings after a deadly apartment-complex fire on New Year’s Eve.
The city of Everett is ordering a company to install fire alarms on its residential buildings after a deadly apartment complex fire that killed one person and injured more than a dozen on New Year’s Eve.
The Herald reports that city officials say there were no fire alarms in The Bluffs apartments, a violation of city code.
The Bluffs are owned by a limited liability company in California and Hawaii. According to a letter from the city, the company has 90 days to apply for a work permit and six months to install the alarms after receiving the permit.
The Bluffs were built in 1969, before sprinklers were required. Unlike sprinkler codes, fire-alarm rules are retroactive and required for apartment buildings with at least three stories or more than 16 units.
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The complex is federally designated low-income housing.