Saturday, May 09, 2009

UT House Has Fire Code Violations

Come on guys. You can do better than this...
State fire marshal finds code violations at 2 UT frat houses
Katie Shands

The state fire marshal found code violations at two University of Tennessee fraternity houses. If the issues are not corrected, the residents will be forced to leave the buildings.

The City of Knoxville Fire Department filed complaints against the Pi Kappa Phi and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity houses. KFD officials said they responded to alarms at both facilities and noticed exposed electrical wiring, trash blocking exits, and parts of the ceilings missing.
The report said an emergency light in the Sigma Phi Epsilon house was vandalized and didn't operate. A plugged-in extension cord ran outside into a puddle of water under a wet cardboard box, posing an electrical hazard, according to the state fire marshal. A "heavy fire load" was found in the kitchen, especially on top of the stove. The floors below the exits were covered in broken glass, trash, and slippery substances.

The report stated that in order for the Sigma Phi Epsilon residents to remain in the house they must clear the exits, repair emergency lighting, and have a State Electrical Inspection.
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