THE Top One Karaoke bar had yet to receive official safety approval - nearly eight months after firemen said it lacked vital fire-fighting equipment. Fire Services inspected the bar on May 31 after it applied for a light refreshment licence to sell food. Officers said additional sprinklers, emergency lighting, a new alarm system and fire hoses were needed. Director of Fire Services Peter Cheung said: 'We were informed that the improvements had occurred, but no inspection had been carried out to see if the new facilities met requirements.' Firemen fighting the blaze found additional equipment, including alarms and sprinklers, had been installed. However, a kitchen and restaurant on the fourth floor are suspected to have been selling food without a licence. The development housing the bar was built in 1983. Unlike pre-1973 structures, like the Garley Building in which 40 people were killed in November, it had to meet fire safety regulations governing modern buildings.