$50k Bond Set for Building Owner Where Firefighters Died

Firefighters Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer were killed, 17 other injured in December 2010 collapse

A judge on Thursday set bail at $50,000 for the owner of a building that collapsed in a fire and killed two Chicago firefighters.

Prosecutors said Chuck Dai, 62, violated a 2009 court order to fix multiple code violations at the former laundry on East 75th Street.

Dai is being held in criminal contempt for failure to make necessary repairs. He was charged last month.

The roof of the abandoned building collapsed in a December 2010 fire, killing firefighters Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer. Seventeen others were injured.

Stringer's family has filed a lawsuit.

The Dec. 22 fire came on the 100th anniversary of one of Chicago's most destructive fires: the Union Stockyards Fire that killed 21 firefighters.

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