As former Windermere Court residents waited with trash bags yesterday to salvage items from the charred West Philadelphia apartment complex, two of them took legal action.
West Philly Local reports two former tenants have filed a class action suit against Windermere Court Management Corp., and its owners David and Sam Ginsberg, claiming the building did not have the appropriate fire prevention equipment like smoke alarms and sprinklers, and alleging the management company didn’t inspect the building regularly.
A five-alarm fire broke out in the building last month, displacing residents. Since then, the tenants have held rallies and voiced concerns over the quick move to demolish the building while pets and belongings are still inside.
Amid all this, another fire raged nearby. A blaze broke out at 45th and Spruce streets this morning, and is now under control. Damage and injuries are still being assessed.