MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A wrongful death lawsuit blames a landlord for the deaths of five children killed in a fire in north Minneapolis last year.
Flames tore through the Lewis family home on Valentine’s Day 2014.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: UK Variant Outbreak Linked To Youth Sports In Carver County, Officials Recommend 2-Week Pause
Troy Lewis rescued two of his children, but five others, ages 18-months to 8-years-old, could not be saved.READ MORE: More Than 1 Million Wisconsin Residents Have Been Vaccinated
The State Fire Marshal Division was not able to determine an exact cause of the fire, but Lewis had said heating problems forced his family to use multiple space heaters.
The lawsuit claims the children’s deaths could have been prevented if the home had better heating along with adequate smoke alarms, electrical outlets and escape points.MORE NEWS: Faces Of COVID: Daryl Kruger, 82, Loved His Grandkids And The MN Twins
The home was owned by the company Mission Inn Minnesota.