Man Gets Six Months in Jail for Contributing to Fire That Killed Two Chicago Firefighters

Chuck Dai, 65, faces six months in jail and a $5,229 fine for neglecting a building he owned where a roof collapsed during a 2010 fire, killing two Chicago firefighters. ( reports that Dai faced criminal charges when it was learned he had previously been cited by the city’s Building Department. Dai had been ordered to seal off the building, a formal commercial laundry, and make repairs to the roof, but did not comply with that court order. Criminal contempt charges against Dai have been pending since 2012.

Chicago (IL) Fire Department Firefighter Edward J. Stringer and Firefighter/EMT Corey D. Ankum were killed in the line of duty on December 22, 2010 during a fire at the buliding.




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