Fire Sparks Debate

By: Josie Connell
By: Josie Connell

A Friday fire at an East Lansing condo has sparked debate. During the investigation, the fire marshall determined that the many of the apartments were over-occupied. He said that can make escaping difficult.

"We have people living inside these properties where they shouldn't be, and it's a serious safe and health issue," said Mark Meadow, East Lansing Mayor.

But many students said the ordinance goes overboard, increasing their rent. Plus, they said they sometimes have five-bedroom houses, zoned only for two people.

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