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B.C. to require sprinklers for wood-frame buildings

Mar. 16, 2017, Vancouver - The provincial government has announced fire sprinklers will be required on the balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings effective July 20. The update to the BC Building Code comes after the Dec. 11 Paddington Station fire that destroyed the top floor of an upscale multi-unit complex in Langley City, which the fire department blamed on a balcony fire and lack of sprinklers. More than 100 people were left homeless. The Now reports. | READ MORE

March 16, 2017
By The Now