Mount Vernon Planning Changes Following Deadly Fires

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A string of fatal fires has left Mount Vernon officials looking to step up inspections and residential awareness. Photo Credit: File

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- A string of recent fatal fires in Mount Vernon have prompted city officials to call for a campaign to improve building inspections and increase residents' awareness, according to LoHud.com.

Since October, three fires in Mount Vernon have left six people dead, LoHud.com reported. 

Mount Vernon's current inspection policy is to only conduct them when complaints are made or if a city official notices a violation. Officials say lives could have been saved if more safety precautions were in place, LoHud.com said. 

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Activist Bill:

There are many illegal apartments in Mount Vernon, and many of those apartments are crammed with several people, more than allowed by fire laws.
I don't expect anything to come of this. Mount Vernon is sadly lacking when it comes to enforcing city ordinances and laws.

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