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Pool-fence requirements vary around Pima County

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Depending on when a home was built, a pool fence may not be required. Depending on when a home was built, a pool fence may not be required.
PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A lot of questions have been raised after a 3-year-old girl drowned on Saturday on the northwest side.

The girl was at a party near West Cortaro Farms and North Oldfather roads in Pima County.

She had been missing for 15 minutes when she was found face-down in the pool. Firefighters say there was no fence around the pool.

In Pima County, residents with pools are required to have a 4-foot barrier around their pool. In Tucson, Oro Valley and Marana, homes with pools are required to have a 5-foot barrier.

Depending on when the homes were built, residents may be exempt from the ordinance.

Matt Mendes is digging into the story and will have more tonight on KOLD News 13 LIVE at 5 p.m. He can be followed on Twitter at @MattMendesTNN.

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