Two residents at a Georgia assisted living facility were killed when a fire broke out at the facility where they lived. Two other residents were taken to a hospital for further treatment. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.
Unlike nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes are not subject to the same federal laws the require the use of smoke alarms and fire sprinkler systems. Clearly, as incidents such as this indicate, there is a need for more regulation at these type of facilities.