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Fire Alarms Questioned in Fatal Denver High-Rise Fire

Alarms only on specific floors sounded

 

 

DENVER (FOX 31) -As a deadly fire burned in a high-rise Denver apartment building last weekend, alarms were mostly silent.

The Denver Fire Department intentionally only sounded the alarms on specific floors. It’s a tactic it uses in every high-rise in the city.

The fire happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday on the ninth floor of the Hirschfield Towers in the 300 block of West Ellsworth Avenue. A woman died in the fire.

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