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State Nearly 75 Percent Finished With Fire Checks at Schools

State Nearly 75 Percent Finished With Fire Checks at Schools



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Nearly 75 percent of Utah schools have been inspected since a fire destroyed a suburban junior high in 2005.

The State Fire Marshal's Office said it hopes to finish the task at all public, private and charter schools by fall 2008.

Wasatch Junior High in Millcreek Township had no sprinklers or other modern fire-safety features when it burned down in 2005. The fire began in some computer equipment.

Chief deputy fire marshal Brent Halladay says he's "100 percent" confident that Utah kids are in a safe environment.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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

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