Fire News: NY Fire Officials Claim Owner Dawdled in Alarm Installation

02/24/2013
Nassau County (NY) fire officials claim that a property owner of Hempstead Village apartment, where there was a deadly fire two weeks ago, was slow in putting in a new automatic fire alarm system. The 78-apartment complex had several previous violations with the Nassau County fire marshal's office and management had been ordered before superstorm Sandy struck on Oct. 29 to install a new fire alarm system, fire officials said last week. The fire marshal approved the plans on Jan. 2 and work began after that. The installation was still under way when the Feb. 9 fire started, claiming the lives of Guadalupe Ramirez, 37, and her 8-year-old son, Fernando. About 250 residents, most still in t...

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