Fire officials are criticizing the landlord of a New York property that went up in flames Sunday, saying the house he was collecting $5,000 per month on was crammed with people and riddled with fire violations.
The third floor attic of the home on Columbus Avenue in Spring Valley was gutted, people’s belongings left unsalvageable, after fire tore through the house early Sunday morning.
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Fire officials now say there were possibly 20 people crammed into the three story house at the time, most of whom they say were illegal immigrants.
While a smoke alarm alerted a woman sleeping to the fire, one man suffered second degree burns after running back inside.
NBC 4 New York
Spokesperson for the Spring Valley
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