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New Cache Valley Homes may have Indoor Sprinklers



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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- New homes built in Cache Valley may be required to have residential sprinkler systems for fire prevention.

Local fire officials are pushing for the change to county regulations.

Officials say the indoor sprinklers will have long-term cost-cutting and lifesaving benefits.

Part of the reason for the push is the lack of fire hydrants in Cache County's unincorporated areas.

Current codes do not require fire hydrants for subdivisions with five or fewer lots.

Instead, firefighters must use water trucks to move thousands of gallons of water to house fires in the county's unincorporated, rural areas.

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Information from: The Herald Journal, http://www.hjnews.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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