Two families who lost their homes in separate fires after firefighters were unable to get water from area fire hydrants, have filed separate lawsuits against the local water authority and township. The suits claim the defendants were aware of the problems with the hydrant system but failed to rectify the situation.
Bucky Lattanzo and his wife lost their home in Dunbar Township in March 2021. Gail and Joseph Layman lost their home in January, 2022. Lattanzo and the Laymans have filed suit blaming the North Fayette Water Authority and Dunbar Township. Lattanzo also attributes the death of his wife eight months after the fire to stress from the loss.
Here is a copy of the Layman complaint:
Here is a copy of the Lattanzo complaint: