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Bellingham blazes, one fatal, put fire code and safety checks in spotlight

No smoke detectors, sprinklers or alarms, but Terminal Building was code compliant

Historic Terminal building with most parts of it burned down.
By Wednesday, Jan. 10, Fairhaven's historic Terminal Building, was mostly gone. The structure was demolished after a fatal fire. The future of the site is unclear. (Finn Wendt/Cascadia Daily News)
By Isaac Stone Simonelli Enterprise/Investigations Reporter
Fires in two historic Bellingham buildings within weeks, one fatal, have sharpened the public focus

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