Redwood City Residents Sue Apartment Complex After Fire

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|  Friday, Aug 23, 2013  |  Updated 6:44 AM PDT
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Redwood City Residents Sue Apartment Complex After Fire

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More people who were left homeless by a six-alarm fire at a Redwood City apartment complex -- are suing stemming from a July 7 fire that killed one man and left nearly 100 without a place to live.

Since Tuesday, 22 complaints were filed against the owner of the  Hallmark House Apartments on
Woodside Road, according to the San Mateo Daily Journal. The complex did not have sprinklers.

Attorneys for the residents say -- at least six more complaints -- will be filed soon. The complaint blames KDF Hallmark for failing to “failure to properly inspect, maintain and safeguard the property from a foreseeable unit fire.”

Landlord KDF Hallmark refunded residents’ July rent and returned deposits and has also provided letters of recommendations for the former tenants to help them find new housing. They did not provide comment to the Daily Journal.

Fire officials say the fire was likely accidental -- but the complaints say the building was not properly maintained or inspected.
 

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