Father of Yorkville Fire Victim Files Notice of Claim
The father of a girl who died in a house fire in Oneida County in January has filed a notice of claim against the village and the volunteer hose company.
The father’s lawyer said on Tuesday that if a different dispatch call had been made that possibly Taylor Melanie and Heather, her mother, would be alive today.
The fire happened on January 18 in Yorkville. Officials reported that the roof caved in while firefighters were fighting the fire. Taylor, who was 7 at the time, died in the blaze. Heather, her 41-year-old mother, died a few days later.
The call came in at about 8:50, and it is alleged that nobody came to the home until 18 minutes later. The Utica fire department which was 2 miles away from the home was not called in to help.
The notice of claim is the first step in the process. This puts them on notice of a possible lawsuit, and a settlement may occur.
The father, Christopher Mishlanie, is looking for a policy change as well as financial compensation.
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