"If we had a fire start in one apartment, it could rapidly spread throughout the entire building, and because we have inadequate alarm protection devices, the occupants would not necessarily be alerted in a good manner to get them out of the building," said Justin Smith, a fire prevention officer for the Casper Fire Department.
didn't think that was possible.
"I don't foresee any possible way the repairs could be done before then.
This is a hard notice," Smith
"Oct. 9, everyone will be out.
If the owner does choose to bring the building up to standards, we've specified in the notice that at that time we'll do a reinspection, and people will be allowed to reoccupy the building."
Aside from the most recent Sept. 23 inspection, Smith
visited the property numerous times since a 2008 inspection that turned up a handful of fire hazards.
said the most recent inspection, along with others this year, were considered extensions of the 2008 inspection.
couldn't provide records from any of the inspections this year.
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