Local fire departments joining effort calling for sprinklers in homes

Local fire departments are joining statewide efforts to require automatic sprinklers in new homes.

The National Fire Sprinkler Association and the Caledonia Township Fire Department held a demonstration on Tuesday afternoon that demonstrated the effectiveness of sprinklers at putting out fires.

State fire marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer says 62 people in the state have died in a residential house fire this year so far.

Home builders have pushed back against any changes to building code requiring sprinklers saying the cost involved would raise home prices.

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