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Fire codes unmet, chief won't approve homeless shelter

The chief says he won't allow occupancy until smoke detectors and sprinklers work


By Dean Narciso and Rita Price
The Columbus Dispatch

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The opening of a proposed winter shelter for the homeless will be postponed at least two weeks as government officials and shelter operators wrangle over a host of safety-related problems.

Franklin Township Fire Chief Richard Howard said the building is far from ready for occupancy.

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