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Monstrous Fire Destroys Unfinished N.C. Apartment Building
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Monstrous Fire Destroys Unfinished N.C. Apartment Building

A huge five-alarm fire consumed an at least 6-story building under construction in... More

Maryland Eyes New Codes
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Maryland Eyes New Codes

The regulations would have to do with wood-frame construction in low- to mid-rise... More

Wisconsin Fire Officials Call for Expanded Use of Circuit Interrupters
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Wisconsin Fire Officials Call for Expanded Use of Circuit Interrupters

Fire safety officials are pushing Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin to expand the... More

N.J. Apartment Fire Renews Concerns
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N.J. Apartment Fire Renews Concerns

The lightweight wood framing debate heats up after a multifamily building is... More

Flooding and Damaging Wind Were Most Destructive Natural Hazards in 2016
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Flooding and Damaging Wind Were Most Destructive Natural Hazards in 2016

According to the NOAA Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters Table of Events... More

Builder Realizes Value—and Cost-Effectiveness—of Home Fire Sprinklers
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Builder Realizes Value—and Cost-Effectiveness—of Home Fire Sprinklers

Randy Propst embraces key safety feature More

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The New Threat
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The New Threat

Fire’s reaction to today’s homes is a concern More

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AFCI Mandates Not Needed for New Homes
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AFCI Mandates Not Needed for New Homes

Updated product safety codes have eliminated the need for branch circuit wiring... More

Refrigerator Probably Caused Deadly Oakland Fire
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Refrigerator Probably Caused Deadly Oakland Fire

More details about the cause of a fire that killed 36 people at a warehouse party... More

Sprinkler Savvy
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Sprinkler Savvy

For home builders, sprinklers offer a low-cost, appealing feature for buyers—and... More

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