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Carson's lawsuit: Truck dock heater maker, installers, alarm inspectors owe $20 million for N. Riverside store fire

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 15, 2016, 9:49am

In the wake of a fire that ravaged their North Riverside Park Mall store in 2014, causing damage estimated at about $20 million, the company that owns the Carson Pirie Scott department store brand has sued the companies that manufactured, installed and maintained a heater on the store’s truck dock which allegedly malfunctioned and caused the fire, as well as several security vendors and alarm inspectors the retailer said should be held responsible for a fire alarm that also failed on the night o