Deadly fire prompts lawsuit: Complaint alleges Redwood City building had inadequate sprinklers

July 17, 2013
San Mateo Daily Journal

The company that owns the building in the six-alarm blaze in Redwood City last weekend that killed one and left nearly 100 people homeless is being sued for negligence by a couple displaced by the fire, according to a civil complaint filed in San Mateo County Superior Court yesterday.

The blaze was the fault of Newport Beach-based KDF Hallmark’s “failure to properly inspect, maintain and safeguard the property from a foreseeable unit fire,” according to the complaint filed by plaintiffs Jorge and Juanita Chavez, who lived on the second floor of the 72-unit Hallmark House Apartments on Woodside Road... (To read the entire article, please click HERE)