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Fire chief: Home destroyed in fire violated codes

Original post made on Apr 9, 2011

A Valentine's Day fire at a home for veterans in East Palo Alto in which one resident jumped from a second-floor window to escape the flames was particularly dangerous because the house was not up to code, a fire chief said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 5:36 PM

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 9, 2011 at 5:52 am

Yet another example of San Mateo County Code Enforcement's view that over crowding is not a priority. Too many non-code complying structures/facilities are allowed to be inhabited which also contributes to the gang activity. BUT, it keeps the need for the gang task force and fire fighters....makes sense....right?


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Apr 9, 2011 at 10:07 am

Sam - the code enforcement where this house is located is the responsibility of the City of East Palo Alto. And I can assure you that firefighters have NO interest in encouraging fire traps because they are the very people who will be caught in those traps and their lives would be at stake.


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