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By Yami Virgin
She was 95 years old, bedridden and living in an assisted living community when she died in a fire. Now her granddaughter, Yvonne Lozano, is having to relive the painful memories after a fire killed 4 mentally challenged men on Norwood 2 weeks ago. Ramona Martinez's family thought her death would be the last in this sort of living facility. But as Lozano told us today the City of San Antonio should have done something sooner. Now Martinez's family and the D.A.'s office is waiting for a proposed ordinance that would regulate these facilities to be done.
District Attorney Susan Reed says, "I need the city to do their ordinance. Its up to them". Reed says if an individual breaks a law or an ordinace it makes it easier to show reckless negligence in the event of a death.
The City of San Antonio has said it will be ready to show the City Council a proposed ordinance in October.
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Man faces arson charge after Houston fire
May 24, 2013 18:10 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston police have arrested a man on an arson charge in an apartment complex fire allegedly started by a thrown Molotov cocktail.
The Houston Fire Department says one firefighter suffered a minor hand injury in the blaze extinguished early Friday. Several units suffered heavy damage.
Investigators say 26-year-old Darrius Owens allegedly was in a dispute with another family member at the apartments. Authorities are trying to determine the reason for the argument.
City jail records show Owens was in custody Friday with no immediate details on bond or an attorney for him.
Further details weren't immediately released. Red Cross officials were assisting displaced residents.
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