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Jefferson City firefighters battled an Elm Street apartment building fire in 2008, as seen in this News Tribune file photo. The tallest building allowed by city building codes is 140 feet, but most buildings are required to be shorter.

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Height of new hospital raises questions about fire protection

When a fire breaks out, people often see firefighters climbing up ladders to put out the flames. But what happens when a building is too tall for the ladder?

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