BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials have shut down an arts building for safety violations and evicted dozens of tenants three days after a fire at an Oakland warehouse-turned artists’ enclave killed three dozen people.
The Baltimore Sun reports officials boarded up the two-story Bell Foundry arts building on Monday.
Fire department spokesman Roman Clark says inspectors responding to a complaint found no valid permit, unsafe conditions and other violations.
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City housing department spokeswoman Tania Baker says tenants may not use the building again until the building is up to code.
The Bell Foundry is located in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District, which was designated in 2002.
A fire broke out late Friday in a cluttered warehouse known as The Ghost Ship that had been converted into artists’ studios, killing 36 people.
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