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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Saint Paul/ Apartment blaze ruled arson.

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Blogger Bob said...

A fire at a St. Paul apartment building that forced more than 40 people from their homes has been ruled arson, officials said Tuesday.

No one has been arrested and the case remains under investigation, said Steve Zaccard, St. Paul fire marshal.

The fire started on St. Paul's East Side before 2 p.m. Sunday. It originated in a third-floor unit at 1067 Van Dyke St.

About 30 firefighters spent a half-hour dousing the flames, which spread through the roof of the 17-unit building. The fire was contained to one unit.

The fire burned through the main electrical wire that feeds into the building, and power had to be turned off.

The building's tenants haven't been able to return to their homes, Zaccard said. The American Red Cross continues to provide shelter for 41 people, a spokeswoman said.

- Mara H. Gottfried

7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK here is the citys chance. They want to tell the landlords what to do and who to rent to and this tenant was oviously a problem so the guy is in the process of evicting her and the way it looks from the new story she or someone with access starts the place on fire. Lets see what the city does to her and also if it is as harsh as what they want to do to all the landlords.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I talked to someone at the mayor office today. And they did not know anything about the fire or cause of it. I would think that they would know what is going on
in St.Paul. Maybe they just don't
care. It is Tenant who cares ??

No charge, Maybe if the lanlord did it. For sure than charge and
he would be put in jail within 24 hours. Well, chuck no arrested
It the lanlord fault for renting to the tenant that did it.

Its always the landlord that cause the problems.

Chuck maybe should give dave call
ask him what the is whole story.

Then you can spin it for him.

Leslie K Lucht

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it will be the county not the City that prosecutes this kind of a criminal charge, but from a neighborhood view I hope they send this person away forever. The number of people that could be killed from this ass hole is huge!

This is no minor issue, peoples lives were at risk. Twenty years sounds good to me.


Chuck Repke

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck how about the peson who started your tenants car on fire that you left in the driveway for 6 months?Should they be put away for life or should you have cleaned up the mess quicker?

Yours Truely,
Time Ciani
(quiet at work)

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Les what the hell do you know?Do your job and don't be a slumlord.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what drives me crazy about Cianni and the rest who come after me or Thune or whoever else has gone through the same shit as other landlords... you bitch that no one associate with City government understands the problem of landlords and then when you find that some of us go through the same shit you want to pillar us for it.

You don't think it didn't tick me off to have a tennant have her car torched and blame it on an angry boyfriend? You don't think that didn't make me concerned about what could happen to my property? So, the young woman has her car torched and you wanted me to put the screws to her to get rid of the car how fast asshole....?

I sent Bob the link last night, but at the council meeting Wednesday, Thune was questioning PED about how we can get people into vacant buildings while the code work is being done (exactly what Nancy wants to do). He talked about that is what he did with his house and can't we set up the same kind of program again.

My nickle says that Cianni and the "property rights gang" bitch about that too.


Chuck Repke

8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The difference is Chuck that were able to work with the situation. When a normal landlord without yours or Thunes connections finds himself in the same situation, the city comes down on him like a ton of bricks....the same kind of bricks that people were complaining about falling off Thunes building and hitting them in the head. Had the city been fair and honest in their dealings with landlords, we wouldn't have the bickering, we wouldn't have lawsuits and we would have more affordable housing available to the ones who need it.

9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:23 - OK for the 6000 and first time I will say it again...
(other than a Meth lab - he is concerned about them blowing up).

Come on that is all of West Seventh and all of the West Side. You jerks whine and whine that the City did this to you and the City did that to you... but its a bunch of BS if you were given extention after extention and never did any work. Five years on corrections orders and not doing anything is to most people a long time.

And you can kiss my .... if you think I got a break in having to paint my house when I got orders for "paint chalking."


Chuck Repke

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you were dumb enough to paint it Chuck you shouldn't complain. You should have sued since what they did to you is clearly a case of racketeering, no doubt about it.

7:08 AM  

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