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Access to window in bedroom blocked
- Clear the blocked egress window. Blocking egress access violates fire safety and building code, and endangers your family.
- Blocked egress windows prevent occupants from exiting quickly during a fire emergency. This can trap people inside a burning building.
- Firefighters may need clear access to egress windows to enter the home and conduct search and rescue operations. Blocked windows hinder critical entry points.
- Most fire codes require egress windows and escape routes to be kept free of clutter, furniture or stored items. This maintains open exit paths to outside.