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Inconsistent access to buildings challenges firefighters

July 26, 2017, Burnaby, B.C. - Efforts to extinguish a fire on the 10th floor of a Burnaby highrise were briefly delayed earlier this month because firefighters didn't have access to a working elevator key. Fortunately, no one was injured and crews were able to douse the flames before they spread to any neighbouring units, but firefighters did have to lug their equipment up the stairs to reach the two-alarm blaze. CTV News reports. | READ MORE