Family investigates fire at apartment complex in Crosby after sons death

Monday, July 10, 2017 07:27PM
Neighbors helping families displaced by Crosby apartment fire

CROSBY, Texas - According to his family, 14-year-old, KJ Arcenaux was one of three people who died in a fire at the Crosby Square Apartments, early Saturday morning.

"Why wasn't this family alerted, Kevin, his Auntie and his cousin," asks attorney, Lee Merritt.

ORIGINAL STORY: 3 dead, 58 left homeless after Crosby apartment fire

Merritt is speaking on behalf of Arcenaux's mother. The family says the fire also killed Arcenaux's aunt, Shana May, and her daughter, Marquelle, who lived at the apartments. Arcenaux was just making a summer visit to their apartment home.

Merritt says the fire could raise serious questions about the building's safety.

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office is working to determine what caused the fire.

Investigators will also look into concerns that residents did not hear smoke detectors. That's just one concern Merritt says he's eager to look into for Arcenaux's mother.

"Making sure that we gather witness statements and reports so that some of these rumors are confirmed, or dispelled," said Merritt.

SkyDrone13 was at the Crosby Square Apartments to take a look at the damage.
Drone footage shows Crosby fire damage

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