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On January 9th, a fire began shortly before 5:00 p.m. in a Detroit 15-story HUD Senior Apartment Complex. The building was not equipped with a fire sprinkler system. According to fire officials, three residents are now in critical condition, including a man with second- and third-degree burns. The other five victims suffered minor smoke inhalation.
The blaze began in an apartment on the seventh floor. When firefighters arrived, they found several residents waiting for help on balconies. Thanks to the quick work of the fire department, the fire was extinguished in about one hour.
Last November, an early morning fire in a Minneapolis High-Rise building claimed the lives of five people, with several other reports of injuries, including a firefighter. Minneapolis officials confirmed that the building did not have fire sprinklers on the residential floors. This fatal fire joined a host of fatal high-rise fires, from the Marco Polo fire in Honolulu to the Trump Tower Fire in New York City. According to the National Fire Protection Association, approximately 40 people die and over 500 are injured annually in high-rise fires.
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