As officials in London investigate a deadly fire that killed 12 people, Charlotte fire leaders are explaining the safety measures in place to protect thousands of people living in high rises.
Charlotte has more than 180 high rises.
Twenty-three of those buildings do not have sprinklers.
Most of those are older, privately-owned condominiums built to proper fire standards before current codes were implemented. As the manager of a 22-story apartment building in Charlotte, Mike Reid said images of a burning tower in London are particularly haunting.