Couple who escaped from deadly apartment fire in Redwood City sue building's owner

July 18, 2013
San Jose Mercury News

Two tenants who say they lost most of their possessions in a fire that heavily damaged a Redwood City apartment complex sued the building's owner on Tuesday, according to their lawyer.

The six-alarm fire in the 72-unit Hallmark House Apartments at 531 Woodside Road displaced 97 residents and killed one tenant -- 48-year-old Darin Michael Demello-Pine. About 20 people, including three firefighters, were injured as a result of the fire, first reported around 2 a.m. on July 7.

Although the cause is still under investigation, fire officials said the blaze appeared to have started in Demello-Pine's third-floor apartment... (To view the entire article, please click the HERE)