Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-12-03 01:50:00 –
Las Vegas (FOX5)-Two years after the deadly Alpine Motel Apartments broke out in downtown Las Vegas, a former apartment owner filed a new proceeding.
The proceedings on page 23 argue that others should be held liable for a fire that killed six people and injured dozens.
“If the alarm company doesn’t tell you that the alarm isn’t working, tell you that there is a code problem if the city doesn’t come and your manager won’t give the space heater to people who need it. case [Adolfo Orozco] A lawyer representing Orosco and the Alpine Motel Dominic Gentile said.
Orosco faces criminal accusations, including manslaughter.
Fire investigators have determined that the 2019 fire began with an unmanned stove in the tenant’s apartment. It was determined to be an accident.
Orozco’s lawyer shared a FOX5 screenshot of a text message from October 2019. This shows a box of unopened space heaters that they said would be installed for tenants by onsite manager Jason Castel.
“”[Orozco] Not an on-premises manager for his building. That’s why you have an on-premises manager, and that’s why you pay them. Do your job, and you didn’t do it, “said the Gentiles.
Fire investigators found 16 code violations, including a lost smoke detector and a bolted exit door. However, records show that the last fire inspection was more than a year and a half before the fire. The building has a history of unsuccessful inspections dating back to 2016.
The proceedings ask why it has been a year and a half since the last fire inspection was conducted frequently in recent years.
“From that pattern, you would guess that there must have been a test,” Gentile said.
The complaint also accuses the fire alarm company of negligence. Since late November 2019, the alarm system has not been working properly. The proceedings allege that the warning system was largely ignored by the company.
The proceedings state that every day from November 28th to December 21st, EDS Electronics received notifications that the fire alarm system was out of order.
On Thursday evening, FOX5 actively sought to contact the defendant in a complaint filed by an Orosco lawyer. As of Thursday evening, only the city responded and said it would not comment on the proceedings in dispute.
Many tenants have filed proceedings since the fire. The two-year statute of limitations is only a few weeks.