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Sprinkler systems a big issue for government-assisted senior housing

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WENATCHEE — Three of the other four government-assisted housing facilities in Wenatchee for senior citizens do not have sprinkler systems throughout hallways and rooms.

They are not out of compliance because the buildings were constructed before modern codes, said Mark Yaple, Wenatchee’s fire marshal.

The one that has sprinklers is the Deaconess Apartments at 300 Okanogan Ave. Yaple said that building, a former hospital, was several years ago renovated up to existing codes.

The facilities that are lacking sprinklers are…

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