Asbestos found in Jacksonville high arise unit that held fire

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    Jenna Bourne
    , Action News Jax

    Updated: Dec 21, 2017 – 2:43 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – UPDATE, 12/21/17, 2:30 p.m.: Jacksonville Townhouse Apartments government confirms that snippet amounts of asbestos were detected during a post-fire cleanup.

Cambridge Management says they’ve intent with an asbestos cleanup provider will put replaced residents adult in hotels in meantime.

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Management sent Action News Jax a following statement:

Ensuring a reserve and comfort of a residents is a tip priority as we continue to residence a conditions during a facility. The timeline for residents to lapse stays in flux, so we have proactively motionless to pierce all residents still in a preserve to internal hotel accommodations, many with kitchenette comforts and private bathrooms where their comfort can be ensured while cleanup operations continue. Our full concentration stays on minimizing a impact to a residents. We commend a hardship this conditions presents, quite as we enter a holiday season, and are operative to solve a conditions as shortly as possible.
During a cleanup process, snippet amounts of asbestos were detected during a facility, requiring a opposite form of cleanup operations be engaged. We have intent with a protected asbestos cleanup provider to safeguard correspondence with all germane regulations per asbestos abatement. The cleanup routine will continue aggressively until we are totally confident a residents will be protected and gentle on lapse to their homes. In a interim, each proprietor will have hotel accommodations done accessible to them should they need it.

Original story below:

An Action News Jax Investigation unclosed there was no support that a Jacksonville unit that held glow on Monday was conducting compulsory “fire watch” patrols.

Now Jacksonville Townhouse Apartments’ 200 tenants are homeless and 6 people are injured.

“I was one of a final ones out since they had to move me down, since I’m a shared amputee,” pronounced reside Pamela Sands, who is now staying during American Red Cross’s temporary preserve during a circuitously church. “I didn’t consider we was going to get out.”

The building had a damaged glow pump.

The Fire Marshal’s Office educated Cambridge Management in a Dec. 1 email to possibly leave or start an hourly glow watch.

Jacksonville Fire Marshal Chief Kevin Jones told Action News Jax that a building’s government was ostensible to keep a record of a glow watch until a glow siphon was fixed.

Jones pronounced that record should have enclosed who conducted a compulsory hourly patrol, and when.
Jones pronounced unit government was not means to yield any such documentation.

“If there were indemnification that could have been prevented, they would afterwards turn culpable or obliged for those additional damages,” pronounced Action News Jax Law and Safety Expert Dale Carson. “You have a avocation to yield a safe, habitable place for people to live. And if we destroy in that effort, afterwards we are culpable. You can be sued to redeem damages.”

Cambridge Management told a glow organise it would reinstate a building’s damaged glow siphon a day before Monday morning’s glow harmed 6 people.

But city annals uncover there was no assent filed to do a work.

On Tuesday, Action News Jax also unclosed there’s no record that HUD achieved a compulsory investigation of a building this year.

Cambridge Management also manages 126 properties opposite a country.

Ten are in Jacksonville.

All 10 are possibly HUD housing or accept Jacksonville Housing Authority vouchers.

Action News Jax has requested a many new HUD inspections for all of a company’s Jacksonville HUD properties. Those annals will uncover how those properties are scoring and either a inspections compulsory by law to keep exposed people protected are indeed happening. 

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