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Code should stipulate second stairwell

Date published: 4/17/2014

Code should stipulate second stairwell

In reading the tragic article in the paper about the Avery family and the loss of their 6-month-old daughter, a flash came to mind.

All these big houses that are being built I find have only one stairwell. Years ago old houses had two stairwells. I feel the building code should add a second staircase to these new houses being built. If there had been a second staircase in the Avery home, maybe the child could have been saved.

Doris Austin