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UPDATE: City says housing complex that had fatal fire is up to date

Posted: 1:55 PM, Aug 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-14 17:55:51Z

 Mayor Schor released new information on Tuesday about the condition of a Lansing housing complex where a mother and her young son died in a fire.

Investigators have said they do not know what caused the June 7, 2018 fire that killed 43-year-old Tarshrikia Beasley and her 5-year-old son, Elijah Brown.

The LaRoy Froh complex failed a city inspection in 2016, but passed a federal inspection in 2017.

Shortly after the fire, Mayor Schor said city inspection reports could not have prevented the fire.

Mayor Schor released the inspection reports into LaRoy Froh and South Washington Complex, as well as a plan moving forward at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lansing City Hall. Those documents are attached to this web story.

Schor told reporters in a press conference that a check from the Lansing Housing Commission to the townhomes has brought the housing complex up to date. The money allowed the complex to make the necessary changes to comply with city codes.

Many repairs are still in progress because the complex did ask for a 30-day extension, which they received. The Housing Commission expects to see "significant progress" from the complex as they meet the deadlines for repairs. It's important to note that an independent contractor has been hired to do the repairs, and not a building maintenance man.