Most alarms didn’t sound during a recent high-rise fire — and it’s done on purpose
DENVER -- As a deadly fire burned in a high-rise Denver apartment building last weekend, alarms were mostly silent. The Denver Fire Department intentionally only sounded the alarms on specific floors. It's a tactic it uses in every high-rise in the city. The fire happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday on the ninth floor of the Hirschfield Towers in the 300 block of West Ellsworth Avenue. A woman died in the fire.