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Highland Park sues owners of warehouse over fire that destroyed the building in February

Posted: 6:30 PM, Jul 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-13 18:31:21-04

The cash strapped city of Highland Park is going after the owners of a warehouse that burned to the ground in February. 

The lawsuit filed in federal court list Hamilton Avenue Property Holdings, Helm, Recycling Dept and Jeffrey Seskin as the responsible parties for the property. 

According to the lawsuit, the building was a danger zone, failing a fire inspection in 2013. 

The report also indicates that the sprinkler system and water flow remained untested, that emergency lighting did not function, and exit signs were missing in some areas. It also stated the defendants stored plastics on the property and operated a recycling business, despite being unlicensed to do so. 

The massive fire broke out at the Hamiliton Avenue property at 2:37 am on February 3, 2016 and burned for days.  The City of Highland Park is seeking compensation for the cost of fighting the fire.

Read the lawsuit here:

Highland Park lawsuit