Gretna, LA asked in Real Estate Law for Louisiana

Q: Who are the entities liable for abandoned home fire causing damage to adjacent properties? LA, arson not confirmed

Arson mentioned after review of video, but the report has not been published yet.

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A: In Louisiana, determining liability for an abandoned home fire causing damage to adjacent properties can be complex. The liable parties could vary depending on numerous factors, such as the cause of the fire, the condition of the property before the fire, and whether there were any local ordinances or codes the property was violating. Property owners, local municipalities, or even utility companies might be held responsible under different circumstances. If arson is suspected but not yet confirmed, that could potentially add another layer of complexity, as a criminal act could shift the focus of liability. Collecting evidence, witness statements, and official reports would be critical steps in identifying the responsible entities.

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