07/27/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Bridgeport, CT – In an update to the previously reported, “Bridgeport Connecticut firefighter deaths,” public records show that Bridgeport officials never approved plans for the apartment that took the lives of two firefighters Saturday, July 25, 2010.
According to the Connecticut Post, the three-story home on Elmwood avenue was build as a two-family unit in 1909. No permits were ever issued to add an apartment on the third floor where Baik and Vaelasquez died.
The lack of permit makes it unlikely that officials ever inspected the third-floor to ensure proper fire exits.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
The owner of the property, Joan Burnett-McFarlane, could not be reached for comment Tuesday, July 27.
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