Hartford Fire Marshal wants landlords, facing arrest over safety violations, to turn themselves in

Hartford Fire Marshal wants landlords, facing arrest over safety violations, to turn themselves in | #TpromoCom #Fire #Landlord #Arrest | Safety violations at several Hartford apartment buildings have prompted the Fire Marshal’s Office to seek arrest warrants for two landlords, including a property owner recently found in violation of his $750,000-a-year contract with HUD.

Martin Rothman, identified by fire officials as the owner of Barbour Gardens, is being asked to turn himself in to the State’s Attorney’s Office over several alleged deficiencies, including not having a fire alarm system for two of the four buildings in the 1960s-era, 84-unit complex. Fire inspections also found the Section 8 project had broken doors, blocked hallways and exits, and improper storage of flammable liquids, according to Deputy Fire Chief Alvaro Cucuta.

Barbour Gardens is owned by a company called ADAR Hartford Realty LLC, based in Suffern, N.Y., though fire officials say Rothman lives in New York City.

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