Lincolnwood, IL -- Firefighters are responding to a developer who is challenging the strict fire codes of Lincolnwood, IL.
Just last year, those fire codes proved to work well. Firefighters responded to a fourth floor fire at a senior home before the resident even woke up. The fire sprinklers activated when the fire ignited and extinguished the fire, alerting the fire department - all while the resident slept.
A Dallas-based developer is challenging these codes, saying that building in Lincolnwood costs 6-8% more than other places because of the strict fire code. They require fire safe building materials as well as fire sprinklers. The developer claims that the two-hour construction materials (it takes two-hours for a fire to burn through the materials) aren't necessary when fire sprinklers are in place. See the full story here.
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