More than 250 downtown El Paso, Texas buildings don’t meet safety codes, says city’s fire department

A total of 726 buildings were inspected for unsafe conditions, and 266 did not meet safety codes, while 112 buildings were found to be vacant and needed further inspection.

August 02, 2012

More than 250 downtown buildings in El Paso, Texas do not meet safety codes, says a report by the city’s fire department. A total of 726 buildings were inspected for unsafe conditions, and 266 did not meet safety codes, while 112 buildings were found to be vacant and needed further inspection.

Many of the inspected buildings showed structural deterioration, unapproved constructions, exposed electrical wires, obstructed emergency exits, and storage problems.

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