Suit Filed Against Conn. Departments Over Fire Death

Two fire departments have been named in a lawsuit following a deadly June fire in Connecticut. 

The Southington Fire Department and the Southington Volunteer Fire Department, along with the town of Southington, have been named in the lawsuit according to FoxCT

The suit was filed behalf of Kristen Milano, who died in a Southington apartment fire on June 22. 

Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C. filed the suit, which claims that the firefighters' actions had “a direct and proximate cause of the death of the plaintiff.”

It says that firefighters failed to “perform their duties as would reasonable firefighters” in finding Milano's body.

An 18-year-old has been charged with first degree manslaughter and first degree reckless endangerment in her death in the fire.