Fire Marshal Orders 'Safety Watch' on CPUC Building in SF

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The state Fire Marshal has imposed an extraordinary fire safety order on the California Public Utilities Commission headquarters since the San Francisco building failed an inspection last month, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit has learned.On Oct. 2, state fire inspectors found the fire alarm system to be inoperable at the commission’s Van Ness Avenue office, which serves as the meeting place for the five-member commission that oversees utility safety and rates. Gun Theft From Legal Owners on the Rise, Fueling Violence The Fire Marshal inspectors discovered the sprinkler system had mechanical problems and had not been fully serviced in 18 years. And they found that an emergency exit door, which was apparently damaged during a break-in attempt,...

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