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Calgary rooming house owners charged after deadly fire

10/31/2012 01:29 EDT | Updated 12/31/2012 05:12 EST
The Calgary Fire Department has charged the owners of a southwest rooming house in connection with a fatal fire in September.

Two men are charged with 12 counts under the Safety Codes Act.

The violations include: failing to provide smoke alarms, failing to provide fire extinguishers, failing to post floor plans showing exits and failing to provide an interconnected smoke alarm system.

The owners of the home face a maximum fine of $15,000 and/or maximum sentence of six months in jail per charge.

On Sept 12, fire crews rescued four people from the burning home in the 300 block of 25th Avenue S.W.

One of the victims, 57-year-old Daniel McWha, died from his injuries.

The arson unit determined the fire was deliberately set and police are investigating the death as a homicide.

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