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N. Idaho Fire District Plans Increased Inspections

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Kootenai county Fire and Rescue in northern Idaho plans to inspect about 15,000 businesses and commercial buildings this year to improve fire protection.
    
Fire officials tell the Coeur d'Alene Press (http://bit.ly/13ikN2U) that during the building boom the fire marshal could only keep up with new projects so inspections on existing buildings lagged.
    
District officials say this year it has identified commercial building inspections as a top priority.
    
Officials say there hasn't been a high occurrence in commercial property fires and they would like to keep it that way.
    
Inspection crews plan to use iPads and the Internet to efficiently carry out the inspections.

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