Fire safety tips if you live or work in a high-rise building
Neal Augenstein |

February 20, 2023, 7:32 AM

Fire investigators in Maryland continue to look for the cause of a Saturday morning three-alarm fire in a Silver Spring high-rise apartment building that killed one woman, injured approximately 20, and displaced hundreds.

State fire marshal Brian Geraci told WTOP’s news partner NBC Washington that ‘one sprinkler head’ could have prevented the deadly fire. The Arrive Silver Spring complex was built before sprinkler heads were required, and the state code gives building owners until 2033 to retrofit them with the equipment.

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