Landlord in Fatal Portland Fire Could Face More Fire Violations

January 15, 2015

The owner of a Portland, Maine, apartment building where six people died in a fire has one week to clean up fire safety issues at another building he owns in the same neighborhood.

City officials inspected Gregory Nisbet’s Dartmouth Street apartment building in December after receiving a complaint about fire hazards. He also owns a building two blocks away on Noyes Street where six people died in a Nov. 1 fire that remains under investigation. City officials gave Nisbet until Jan. 20 to correct hazards at the Dartmouth Street building.

A city spokeswoman says officials followed up Dec. 19 and found debris on site among other hazards. She says inspectors will return to schedule another inspection and could issue Nisbet a notice of violation if the issues haven’t been corrected.

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