Fire Department May Be Liable for Household Members’ Deaths

February 15, 2018
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The administrator of an estate of four family members who died in an apartment fire sued the local PHA and the fire department for negligence. The apartment had only a single point of ingress and egress, namely, a second-floor door that opened onto a porch and an external staircase. Because the building lacked fire escapes, the only means of leaving the apartment was through that door.

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