School safety challenged as fires increase.(News)

The number of large fires causing significant damage to schools has increased by more than halt (55 per cent) over the last year, according to figures released by Zurich Municipal.

Related costs incurred as a result of school fires have increased by more than 170 per cent over the last 10 years. Zurich Municipal estimates that 90 per cent of the fires were a result of arson attacks, and believes these large fires would not have escalated to such damaging proportions if the schools were fitted with sprinkler systems.

Zurich Municipal is now renewing its call for sprinklers to be made compulsory in all new or refurbished schools in light of the fact that the problem still needs to be addressed. …

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