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New state code on sprinklers generating debate

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DES MOINES (KWWL) - A new state building code could change fire protection in Iowa homes. Intense lobbying has begun over a new code requiring fire sprinklers in new homes starting in 2013. Fire safety advocates say it will save lives, but homebuilders say the requirement will inflate building costs and hamper Iowa's housing market. Ten cities in Iowa already have some sort of sprinkler mandate.  All are in the Des Moines metro area.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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