The family of a Wisconsin woman, who died in a building fire at Fort Smith during a fishing trip, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the business where she was staying. The 2006 fire destroyed the Big Horn Trout Shop, part of an adjacent lodge, and the Yellowtail Market. Three persons – all from the Milwaukee suburb of Glendale – were in their room at the lodge and died in the fire.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court, seeks damages for the death of the woman, one of the persons killed in the fire, and there likely will be other suits filed. It was alleged that Big Horn Trout Shop Inc. wasn’t equipped with adequate safety equipment, including a working in-room smoke detector, and that the shop failed to keep the premises reasonably safe by maintaining an adequate fire safety system.
Source: Associated Press
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