Office Building Fire Sparks Lawsuit

Office Building Fire Sparks Lawsuit

The family of a Houston woman killed in an office building fire has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages from the owners of the building and the woman who confessed to starting the blaze.

Jeanette Hargrove was one of three people who died in the March 28th building fire accident. According to the lawsuit filed on behalf of her husband, Willie Hargrove, and daughter, Porsha Daniels, the building didn’t have an adequate warning or containment system.

“If something detected fire, it didn’t warn anybody. If a sprinkler system detected fire, it didn’t suppress it. But, more importantly, there should have been devices that detected smoke and fire and gave adequate warning to tenants,” said attorney Randall Sorrels.

Boxer Property Management, owner of the building, denies any problems with the alarm or sprinkler systems. However, some people who survived the fire reported not hearing an alarm and others reported hearing only a slight buzzing.

The lawsuit is seeking damages for the victim’s pain and suffering as well as her husband’s and daughter’s mental anguish and loss of companionship.

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