There were no smoke detectors in the Pennsylvania home where a fire killed six people, including four children, earlier this week.
The city of Pottsville had recommended that smoke alarms be installed in the home after an earlier police response to the residence, the Republican Herald reports.
The recommendation for the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms was made in December, Pottsville city codes administrator Donald Chescavage told the newspaper.
The blaze ripped through the single-family home at 235 Pierce Street in Pottsville at about midnight Sunday, killing 30-year-old Eric Brown; his children, Elijah Brown, 2; Emily Brown, 3; Jeremiah Brown, 7; and Joy Brown, 8. Kristina Thomas, 26, also died in the fire. She is the sister of 28-year-old Kelly Brown, the mother who survived.