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UPDATE: No Sprinkler System In Pemberton Manor Fire

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SALISBURY, Md. - Fire Marshals confirm that an apartment that caught fire on Feb. 24th didn't have a sprinkler system.

Investigators say the fire started on the second floor of Pemberton Manor apartment building, causing about $75,000 in damages and displacing 16 people.

"The benefit of the sprinkler system, it's not so much to put the fire out, although it often does, they're more so designed to allow more time for people to get out," said Kirby Travers, Deputy State Fire Marshall.

Travers also says Pemberton Manor was not in violation of fire safety code, since their complex was built years before and falls under the code set back when the building was originally built.

We reached out to Pemberton Manor for comment, but we're still waiting for them to return our phone calls.

To see the story on how one local school is helping out the victims of the fire, click here.

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