Does this mean that Maxis still hasn't fixed that situation? I guess you just have to always install sprinklers. They can be hidden in cupboards, but, yeah...otherwise your Sims are at risk for killing themselves off and taking everything with them. When I was testing harvestable raspberries as an override for blackberries, I had a Sim spend almost a week in Oasis Springs Park waiting for them to bear fruit. She finally harvested them, went home, planted them, and then killed herself in a kitchen fire, losing all that work!
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