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Conflicting reports on sprinkler shutdowns

Roseville, Calif.- Amidst the confusion and chaos of the Galleria Fire, conflicting reports of who ordered the shutdown of the sprinkler systems at the Galleria, are among the key issues of the Galleria Fire report, issued by the City of Roseville.

According to the report, “It was later determined that the Westfield maintenance worker turned off the sprinklers in the affected zone at 10:38 a.m. In later interviews, the maintenance worker said the request came from either a police office or sheriff’s deputy who was stationed outside GameStop.

However, no sheriff’s deputies were present at the time and no police officer issued such a request. Subsequent interviews identified a UPS employee also telling a Westfield maintenance worker that the police wanted the sprinklers turned off, however neither the UPS worker could recall or identify who initiated the request.”…

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