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8:37 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Law would change smoke detectors for Cincy rentals

Cincinnati firefighter holding photoelectric smoke detector
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council could soon pass an ordinance requiring most city landlords to replace the smoke detectors in their rental units.  

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld are holding a press conference Tuesday morning to discuss the proposed legislation.  

It would require all rental properties in the city to be equipped with photoelectric smoke detectors.  Sittenfeld said estimates show 90 percent of all households right now have an ionization detector.

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