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Updated: 31st December 2018 06:36

Calgary rooming house owners charged after deadly fire

The Calgary Fire Department have charged the owners of a southwest rooming house after a fatal fire in September.

September blaze killed 57-year-old Daniel McWha

September fire killed 57-year-old Daniel McWha 2:04

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 a 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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