WVC 16 - 6 - 19
§16-6-19. Hallways; fire escapes.
Whenever it shall be proposed to erect a building three
stories or more in height, intended for use as a hotel in this
state, it shall be the duty of the owner or proprietor of such
hotel to construct the same so that one main hallway on each
floor above the ground floor shall run to an opening in the
outside wall of the building. Every building used as a hotel
shall comply with the provisions of this code pertaining to fire
escapes. All fire escapes shall be indicated by a red light and
a placard in each hallway leading to such fire escapes.