No records of recent fire inspections at Vault PK

Posted at 7:45 PM, Nov 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 20:29:51-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - According to the City of San Diego, there are no records of any recent fire inspections at “Vault PK”, the parkour gym at the center of a dangerous collapse.

Earlier this month Team 10 put in a public information request for all fire inspections at the address associated with Vault PK dating back to 2014.

On Monday morning staff responded to the request saying, “The City of San Diego has no responsive documents. The Fire-Rescue Department has no responsive records.”

That doesn’t mean there wasn’t an inspection or that the fire department is even required to do one at the location.

A spokesperson for the Fire-Rescue department would not confirm whether or not they are required to perform inspections at the location or if there has ever been any.

Instead, the spokesperson directed Team 10 to the Fire-Rescue departments inspection section on its website.

They also said to contact the city’s Development Services Department.

DSD can’t comment on previous fire inspections.

In a statement, a representative for DSD wrote, “San Diego Fire-Rescue Department normally conducts fire inspections, however, in this case a joint inspection was done with Fire and DSD’s Code Enforcement Division on Nov. 13, 2017.  All violations were noted in the Notice of Violation issued on Nov. 16, 2017. No further updates or comment on this case is available from DSD.”

The collapse injured 21 children and two adults on Nov. 11th.

After the incident, an inspection found Vault PK was in violation of building codes including:

"The unpermitted change of occupancy from an 'S' (Storage) to an A-3 (Assembly-Amusement.) Unpermitted uses include a Parkour Gymnasium, Paintball Facility, Mixed Martial Arts facility, Arcade/Gaming center and Cross-Fit facility. The property was not designed or permitted for assembly and entertainment use and lacks the required egress, number of exits, exit door hardware, exit signs, restrooms, fire sprinkler and alarm system, required for these particular occupancies."

Documents also reveal the building had not received any building permits since 2004.