Connecticut is home to tens of thousands of three-unit dwellings, many of which are three-story homes in cities. The state mandates they be inspected for fire safety each year, but chronic understaffing at fire marshals’ offices means some of the oldest and potentially most dangerous houses are not getting timely inspections.

Two fatal blazes in Waterbury this year highlighted the problem. CT Mirror’s investigative reporter Dave Altimari joined host Ebong Udoma to explain what he found when he examined inspection records.

You can read his story, written with Andrew Brown and Katy Golvala, here.

Long Story Short takes you behind the scenes at the home of public policy journalism in Connecticut. Each week WSHU’s Ebong Udoma joins us to rundown the Sunday Feature with our reporters. We also present specials on CT Mirror’s big investigative pieces.