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Chicago Building Where Fire Killed 10 Facing Demolition

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    Code Violations Reported at Site of Fatal Fire

    The building involved in a deadly fire was cited for dozens of violations. NBC 5's Michelle Relerford reports.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 31, 2018)

    A lawyer says the Chicago building where 10 children died from a smoldering fire in August will likely be torn down.

    Attorney Anthony Peraica represents building owner Merced Gutierrez, who faces dozens of building code violations following the Aug. 26 fire at the Southwest Side apartment.

    Peraica said Thursday that Gutierrez is waiting for completion of insurance claims before seeking demolition permits.

    The 10 children, ages 3 months to 16 years, were cousins or family friends attending a sleepover when the pre-dawn fire broke out. The fire's cause hasn't been determined, but city inspectors found violations including missing or defective smoke detectors, defective light fixtures and wiring and plumbing installed without a permit.

    Eight Killed in Fire Were Having Sleepover: Family

    [CHI] Eight Killed in Fire Were Having Sleepover: Family

    Six young children and two teenagers who were killed in one of the worst fire tragedies Chicago has seen in a decade were gathered together for a sleepover at a West Side home when the flames sparked, family members said. Susan Carlson reports.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 27, 2018)

    Peraica says he doesn't believe anything Gutierrez did or didn't do caused the fire.

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