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Well, this is terrifying: the Barrington Plaza high-rise that caught fire today in West LA "is not required to have sprinkler system throughout the building under state fire codes." It wasn't until 1974 that buildings taller than 75 feet were required to have fire-suppression systems, and Barrington Plaza was built in the early '60s. There were a couple smoke-related injuries today and some damage, but otherwise things seem under control now. [LAT]