The building that went up in flames in this case may not have met fire codes. As a net result, six people died – three adults and three children. The blaze took place in a building that was comprised of several apartments and an Irish pub. The fire, evidently, erupted at 6:00 am; the blaze was so hot and fast moving that the roof collapsed.
EMS crews responded to the scene to take one woman, suffering from smoke inhalation, to the hospital. Unfortunately, she died on route. The other 5 victims were found after the building had cooled down to a level that permitted fire fighters to comb through the charred ruins.
The residential portion of the building was due for an inspection; during a recent fire code inspection on the commercial premises, authorities discovered at least 8 violations. The violations included the fact that the pub’s fire alarm had not been tested for over a year and there was a lack of fire extinguishers. The pub owners had been given a deadline to comply with fire regulations, but a follow up was not done prior to the fire.
The families of those killed in the fire will likely talk to a personal injury attorney about their rights. If there was negligence on the part of the building owner in not inspecting or maintaining it, a personal injury lawsuit is likely.
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