In a city of small spaces, an apartment building lobby is often an extension of people’s homes. And during the holidays that includes all those decorations. But did you know Christmas trees can be illegal? That means the FDNY is being forced to confiscate them, CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported Wednesday night.
Cities throughout the Denver area are implementing new homebuilding codes that take effect Jan. 1, but one regulation some are taking a pass on requires fire sprinklers inside single-family homes.
The International Residential Code of 2009 was established by the International Code Council. It is a set of minimum regulations for homebuilding. Cities typically adopt these codes, often without much change.
After a 28-year-old woman died of smoke inhalation in fire Friday morning, fire officials said they found a smoke detector still in its packaging in a kitchen drawer.
Prescott officials could be taking a second look in the coming weeks at a fire-protection requirement that adds as much as $9,000 to $10,000 to the cost of some new homes.
A blaze ripped through a West Garfield Park home Sunday morning, killing a 75-year-old man who used a wheelchair, officials and relatives said.
Fire officials in Davidson County are urging residents to use safety with Christmas decorations. The National Fire Protection Association reports fire departments in the United States respond to 230 home structure fires caused by Christmas trees each year. One of every three of them, according to the NFPA, is caused by electrical problems, and one in five resulted from a heat source that’s too close to the tree.
Blog: When we visited Tennessee last year, my brother and I went to see the Minister’s Treehouse in nearby Crossville. The treehouse was built by Horace Burgess, an ordained minister and landscape architect, who received a message from God that if he started building, he’d never run out of materials. Constructed of reclaimed wood and other recycled materials (along with approximately 258,000 nails), the treehouse has grown to 10 stories, 100 feet tall, and 8,000-10,000 square feet.
In times of political sensitivity in China, security in the capital city Beijing can get pretty intense. The government, it seems, really does not want any political disturbances during this week’s Party Congress, in which the country will change leadership. This means that Beijing officials are deploying, among other things, what has got to be one of the more unsettling measures against dissent: firefighter teams in Tiananmen Square.
A large, two-alarm fire tore through an Odenton, MD, apartment building near Fort Meade on Wednesday afternoon, damaging 12 units and displacing about 30 people, according to the Anne Arundel Fire Department. The fire occurred in the same Seven Oaks complex that was damaged by another two-alarm fire in September.