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No criminal charges to be filed in EPA fire

Original post made on May 12, 2011

Criminal charges will not be filed against the owner of a former veterans boarding house in East Palo Alto, despite numerous building code violations that forced nearly a dozen residents to escape from second-story windows when the home burned down on Valentine's Day.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 12, 2011 at 3:27 pm

This is not the first time an absentee landlord has lied and misled officials re their intention and/or occupancy of a residence in EPA. I am very sorry criminal charges will not be preferred because people came near dying during this terrifying event. Neighboring houses were put at risk as well. How much money did this greedy landlord make off of this?

MPFPD, if you read these comments - there are too many illegally operated boarding houses in EPA which put law abiding neighbors at risk due to overcrowding, building w/out permits and the housing of many adults, some who are engaged in criminal activity. PLEASE crack down on this!


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