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Residents Growing Weary After Another Fire At Apartment Complex


THAN THAT SILENCE. I AM STEVE PICKETT REPORTING FOR CBS 11 NEWS . OF FIRE AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX IN SOUTHEAST DALLAS HAS RESIDENTS WORRIED ABOUT THEIR OWN SAFETY. THIS IS THE THIRD FIRE AT THAT COMPLEX IN THE LAST YEAR AND ONE OF THOSE FIRES TOOK THE LIFE OF A LITTLE BOY. WE ARE THERE WITH THE GROWING LIST OF COMPLAINTS INVOLVING THAT COMPLEX. Reporter: YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE FIRE WAS THIS MORNING WITH THE WATER AND WHERE IT IS BOARDED UP. RESIDENT SAID THEY WANT THE CITY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS COMPLEX AND NOW THEY ARE. WHEN I SAW THE SMOKE AND EVERYTHING I WAS JUST LIKE I AM GOING TO CALL 911. Reporter: SIDNEY CARTER WAS PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ALONGSIDE A CONTRACTOR WHEN FLAMES ERUPTED FROM THE KITCHEN. HE WAS HERE AND HE SPRAYED SOMETHING UNDER THE CABINET. AND IT IGNITED PICKED UP THE FIRE DAMAGED FIVE UNITS AND BROUGHT BACK DIFFICULT MEMORIES FOR RESIDENTS. LAST AUGUST THE FIRE STARTED HERE FROM A GAS LEAK KILLING SEVEN-YEAR-OLD FABIAN PEÑA AND INJURED HIS MOTHER, BROTHER AND TWO FIREFIGHTERS. LAST SEPTEMBER ANOTHER FIRE HERE DESTROYED EIGHT UNITS. I AM PROBABLY GOING TO BE LOOKING INTO FINDING A NEW PLACE TO LIVE. THE CITY NEEDS TO GET INVOLVED. PEOPLE NEED TO GET INVOLVED AND THEY NEED TO CARE ABOUT THE RESIDENTS. TODAY WE KNOW THE CITY IS INVOLVED. LAST MONTH THEY FILED A CIVIL LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COMPLEX. NOW UNDER THE NAME SHANNON ESTATES AND OWNED BY SOLANA LLC. INSPECTORS OBSERVED RAW SEWAGE LEAKING ONTO THE SIDEWALKS, UNITS WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING AND GAS. PLUS ANOTHER LIST OF VIOLATIONS. PLUS THERE WERE 11 CURVED VIOLATIONS BETWEEN 2013 AND 2015. THE COMPANY IS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT AND THE MANAGER SAYS THEY ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS BUT RESIDENTS ARE SKEPTICAL. THEY REALLY NEED TO CLOSE THE APARTMENTS DOWN. WE PROBABLY REALLY NEED TO BE RELOCATED. YOU REALLY CAN’T FIX EVERYTHING THAT IS BROKEN HERE. Reporter: THE CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE SAYS THEY ARE CONTINUING TO INSPECT THIS

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CaMmI3 MoOn B3Am

Dec 12, 2017, 1:39 am Reply

December 5, 2017
STILL NO IMPROVEMENT! It’s cold outside now, and the heat doesn’t work! Begged them since August to fix a dishwasher that had standing molded water inside of it. They just fixed two weeks ago. Now they are under new management AGAIN (third time in a year). Smmfh! If anyone happens to see this comment please AVOID LEASING HERE!!!

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