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Edgewood property manager cited for fire code violations, tenants have conflicting views

Posted at 11:30 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 09:38:18-04

EDGEWOOD, Md. — The Office of the State Fire Marshal issued multiple fire code violation to an Edgewood property manager. Jeffrey Luck was issued citations for six properties he manages, but not for the home on Simons Court, where three people died in a fire Thursday, May 9. The conditions of the home are still under investigation, as well as the cause of the fire.

"That doesn't surprise me one bit. Every one of his houses were sub-standard," said Antoine Ingram. Ingram lived at Luck's home on Simons Court before the fire happened. He said he was homeless and needed a place to live, but as soon as he was able he got out of there, he did. Ingram did not speak highly of Luck. He said, "he didn’t care about what happened to anyone in that house as long as he was paid."

WMAR-2 News went to the six homes with the violations. Only one person answered the door at one of the homes. That man didn't want to go on camera, but he did say he wanted to share his thoughts about Luck. He said he appreciates everything Luck does for the low income people in the community.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal said the homes with violations did not have enough smoke alarms and did not have a sprinkler or fire alarm system. These are requirements for homes with six or more unrelated people living inside. Those homes are going to be re-inspected to verify occupancy and ensure all fire safety code violations have been corrected. At this time, no criminal charges or fines have been issued.

These properties are located at the following Edgewood community locations:

1846 Grempler Way

1848 Eloise Lane

1854 Eloise Lane

1947 Brookside Drive

1945 Brookside Drive

1459 Charlestown Drive