Tenants That Live Above Business Establishments Affected By Fires

I read an article by the NY Daily News today that a fire broke out in Ryan Maguire's Ale House at 2:30am this morning.

The problem with this bar is that there are apartments above it. This means many tenants had to be evaluated as the fire spread into a few apartments. According to the report, no tenant was seriously injured or killed.

This raises a question about apartments over establishments. Shouldn't there be some kind of system in place where if a fire were to occur in an establishment that a fire alarm would go off in the apartment above it, especially when the fire reached that level?

The article did not say if each apartment had its own fire or smoke detector. Does anyone in this forum live above a business? If not, do you know anyone who does?

What do you think should be done to better protect tenants in the apartments in places like where a business occupies the main floor?
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