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Wrongful death suit filed over boy killed in fire

Wrongful death suit filed over boy killed in fire


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SOUTH SALT LAKE -- The family of a 10-year-old boy killed in an apartment fire in South Salt Lake has filed a wrongful death suit.

The suit alleges that the management of the Royal Garden Apartments did not properly maintain fire alarms, creating dangerous conditions.

Jackson Avery died Jan. 18, 2010, after becoming trapped in his family's apartment by a fire started by a Christmas tree. Jackson's mother and 18-year-old brother got out safely.

The lawsuit does not specify the amount of the damages being sought.

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