2 Missouri frats get final extension for sprinkler systems
COLUMBIA (AP) — Two fraternities at the University of Missouri-Columbia have gotten another extension to continue housing students without installing fire sprinkler systems.
The Columbia Missourian reports that Kappa Alpha Order and Delta Tau Delta have fire extinguishers and smoke detectors but do not have sprinkler systems, a violation of an ordinance passed by the Columbia City Council in 2009 after a Sigma Chi fraternity member died in a 1999 fire.
The council voted last year to give six fraternities until June 1 to install systems.
Columbia Assistant Fire Chief Brad Fraizer says if the two remaining fraternities don't meet the new deadline they'll have to pay fines or they could lose their housing permit.