Thank you very much for calling our attention to this potentially extremely dangerous building condition.
There are a couple of things you can do. You can ask the building department about the codes affecting this type of building, as to the number of required exits, and fire protection requirements for their type of construction.
Once you know the facts, you could start writing open letters to city officials and letters to the editor. We would also be willing to help by publishing these letters on our web site.
Where are you located?
Do you know what kind of construction is used in the building?
If you let us know these things, we might be able to help in more specific ways.
In the Love of the Lord,
Frank and Mary