Lawsuits might be on the horizon for the owners of an apartment building destroyed earlier this month in a deadly fire.
This week a Kansas City law firm took out half-page newspaper advertisements as a way to contact victims of the Oct. 7 fire at Boardwalk Apartments in the 500 block of Fireside Drive.
"There are still a lot of questions to be answered. The real question is, was there adequate fire protection?" said attorney Andrew Nantz, whose firm placed the ads.
The fire killed three people and injured 18, and a Lawrence man has been charged with setting it. The 40-year-old building had been inspected by the fire marshal in August, with no violations found.
The apartment complex is owned by Boardwalk Apartments LLC. According to the Kansas Secretary of State's office, the registered agent for the company is "SMF Registered Services Inc.," which is located at the offices of the Overland Park law firm Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP.