The mother of a Mount Pleasant man who died in a San Marcos fire is suing the apartment complex, according to a report from the Longview News Journal.
Twenty-three-year-old James Miranda died July 20 at the Iconic Village Apartments, just north of the Texas State University campus.
According to press releases from the City of San Marcos, the fire started at 4:30 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018, and is said to have displaced more than 200 people and claimed the lives of five people.
Others identified in the fire were Haley Frizzell of San Angelo, David Ortiz of Pasadena, Belinda Moats of Big Wells, and Dru Estes of San Antonio. The five victims were found in building 500 at Iconic Village apartments in San Marcos, Texas. City officials have been in constant communication with family members since Friday, July 20.
According to easttexasmatters.com, the lawsuit alleges Iconic Village lacked properly functioning smoke detectors, making it unsafe and unfit for housing its residents. The lawsuit also states the complex did not have sufficient safety equipment to prevent or control the spread of the fire, easttexasmatters.com explained.