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Honolulu Cuts List of Old High-Rises Needing Sprinklers


Review cuts number from360 to 150




HONOLULU (KHON) – In the wake of the deadly Marco Polo fire, the mayor called for older residential high-rises to be retrofitted with sprinklers.

Read: Report from the Residential Fire Safety Advisory Committee

Fire officials say these systems can prevent flames from spreading.

Now we have an indication of which buildings might need the costly upgrade.

The original list identified 360 buildings that would need sprinkler systems installed, but after discussions and looking at different risk factors, the list has been cut in half to about 150 buildings.