the only extingisher available was on the second floor we live on the first floor if we had a fire extingisher available the fire wouldnt have been as bad
In Virginia a landlord is not required to maintain a fire extinguisher in the apartment. The landlord may be required to install a smoke detector if the building code requires it (which it almost always does). The tenant is under the obligation not to deactivate the smoke detector. However the law does not impose a duty on landlords to maintain fire extinguishers within individual units. The only source where such a duty could be imposed would be within the Lease.
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