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Justin Smith with the ...
Justin Smith with the Casper Fire Department said that in addition to making sure the detectors work, people also should check if their furnaces, stoves and water heaters are working properly.
"If we had a fire start ...
"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.
Posted in Local on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 1:15 am Updated: 9:02 am. | Tags: Casper, Wyoming, News, Local, Justin Smith
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The fire department inspects 88 of ...
The fire department inspects 88 of the city's estimated 550 multi-family buildings either annually or once every two years, according to Justin Smith, a fire code inspector with the Casper fire department.
Buildings with more than three units are covered by the fire code, Smith
Fire crews were able to stop ...
Fire crews were able to stop the fire before it spread to the woods, said Justin Smith, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, but the $200,000 house was destroyed.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, he said.
During the hot north state summer, Smith
said Cal Fire - with five fire engines and hand crews - responds to rural house and vehicle blazes as if they are vegetation fires.
"That way we are ahead of the game," Smith
Justin Smith, an information ...
Justin Smith, an information officer with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, said the fire was reported at 4:43 a.m. and caused an estimated $1,000 in damage.