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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 03:01 AM

Honolulu fire: three dead after blaze breaks out in high-rise building

Source: Guardian

Honolulu fire: three dead after blaze breaks out in high-rise building

Around 100 firefighters tackle the incident at Marco Polo apartments, which did not have sprinklers, in the Hawaiian capital

At least three people have been killed after a fire broke out in a high-rise apartment building in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Thick black smoke and flames could be seen coming from the Marco Polo building near Waikiki after the fire started on the 26th floor on Friday afternoon.

The blaze quickly spread two floors higher, sending debris, including window frames, onto the street below.
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“We have a very tragic situation with three confirmed fatalities,” said the city’s mayor, Kirk Caldwell.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/15/honolulu-fire-more-than-60-firefighters-tackle-blaze-at-high-rise-building

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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 03:10 AM

1. Why are not sprinklers retrofitted into all high rise buildings. They did

that to my parents place.

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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 04:21 AM

2. Probably because some geezers started shaking their fists and rambling about having fixed incomes

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I will just about guarantee that is the answer to this and most deficiencies in old condo towers.

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