Is it the tenant or the landlord who is responsible for the fire and serious consequences? The answer is that you cant run away!
Recently, after being prosecuted by the Peoples Procuratorate of Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, the Peoples Court of Wuxing District sentenced Hu Mou, the party involved in electric vehicles, and Qiangmou, the landlord, to fixed-term imprisonment of one year, ten months and one year, nine months respectively, for the crime of fire and the crime of fire prevention liability accident.
On Nov. 20, 2017, a house in Dagang Village, Wuxing District, Huzhou City, caught fire, killing two other tenants.
After the fire broke out, the fire brigade in Wuxing District investigated that the fire was caused by illegal charging of electric bicycle parked in the stairwell.
After court review, it was found that the owner of the electric bicycle was Hu Mou, the defendant, who temporarily pulled out the wires from his room to charge the electric bicycle that night, and parked the electric bicycle in the stairwell. After the fire, smoke spread upward along the stairs, leading to the upstairs renters can not escape, resulting in the rental of a father and son Li inhaled carbon dust, carbon monoxide after the death of both, its behavior constitutes a fire crime.
At the same time, the court found that since 2004, the defendant Qiangmou will be located in Dagang Village, Wuxing District, Qiangjiaduo 9 self-built house rented to the defendant Hu Mou and others. During this period, the public security, fire protection and local government conducted fire control checks on Qiangmous rental house many times, and found that there were many fire safety problems, especially on November 15, 2017, they issued a notice of order rectification, requiring the removal of private wiring, and all electric bicycles charged in the rental house were parked outside the rental house. After signing the notice, Qiangmou went his own way, ignoring the hidden dangers and failing to cooperate with the rectification, which eventually led to a catastrophe five days later.
The court held that Hu Mou, the defendant, caused a fire by negligence, the circumstances were relatively minor, and his behavior constituted a fire crime; the defendant Qiangmou, as a direct responsible person, violated the fire control regulations and refused to implement them after being notified by the fire control supervision agency to take corrective measures, resulting in the serious consequences of two deaths, and his behavior constituted a crime of fire liability accident.
After the fire, Hu and Qiangmou paid 1.62 million yuan to the families of the victims through mediation. But no amount of money can save the lives of the deceased.
What is the crime of fire
It refers to the act of causing fire, causing serious consequences and endangering public safety because of the actors negligence. This is a crime of negligence endangering public safety.
What is Fire Responsibility Accident Crime
The crime of fire liability accident refers to the act that violates fire control regulations and refuses to carry out corrective measures after notification by fire control supervision agencies, resulting in serious consequences. Whoever commits this crime shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years or criminal detention; if the consequences are especially serious, he shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not less than three years but not more than seven years.
Source: Jiangxi Fire Responsibility Editor: Li Hang_BJS4645