Since last summer’s fire on Morris Street, which caused serious burns to an Everett firefighter, the Everett ISD has been cracking down hard on property owners in multi-family homes who are imperiling their tenants as well as first responders by overpopulating them.
The two owners of the Morris Street property, who were renting individual rooms as though they were apartments, pleaded innocent at their arraignment in
Malden District Court last week.
This was all the doing of the ISD and the Fire Department, who both deserve applause for going after bad property owners.
ISD must continue investigating overpopulated houses as they are a danger to the community. Out of control property owners will be made to understand that ISD investigators and fire fighting officials by their side will do thorough investigations.