A married couple filed a $600 million lawsuit against the owners of the Bronx building where a blaze killed 17 people Sunday for their alleged negligence that lead to the deadly fire.
Aided by their lawyer, Rosa Reyes and Felix Martinez filed the action in Bronx Supreme Court Monday — a day after the fatal inferno tore through the 19-story building in Fordham Heights.
In their lawsuit, the couple accuses the owners of the building at 333 E. 181st St., of failing to ensure front doors were self-closing, have functioning smoke detectors throughout the building, and keep fire escapes functioning.
The couple also accused the defendants of not providing adequate heat, allowing alarms to sound “all the time,” and not having an intercom system or a sprinkler system, among other issues.
According to reports, the couple lived on the 16th floor of the building.
The lawyer of the plaintiff revealed Martinez is hospitalized in critical condition and on a respirator due to severe burns.
The defendants of the case are owners Bronx Park Phase III Preservation LLC, Lich Investment Group, Belveron Partners, and Camber Property Group.
The plaintiff said due to the negligence of the building owners they suffered “pain, shock” and “mental anguish” because of the fire.