Owners of Home Where Two Maryland Sisters Tragically Died in a Fire Last Month Face 58 Building Code Violations

by MCS Staff

Jillian Wiener, 21, and Lindsay Wiener, 19, both of Potomac, were killed in an early morning house fire in the Southampton hamlet of Noyac in August. The sisters, who are both graduates of The Holton Arms School in Bethesda, were vacationing with family, according to Lt. Susan Ralph of the Southampton Town Police Department. The owners of the home the Wiener family was renting now face 58 building code violations, according to a Daily Mail report.

According to the report, the owners of the home, Pamela and Peter Miller, “were arraigned on August 29 and faced various building charges, including the smoke alarms that weren’t working.” They are scheduled to be back in court on September 30th.

Per our previous report, Lewis Wiener, identified as Washington Hebrew Congregation President, awakened to the sound of glass breaking and alerted the family to get out. He and his wife escaped the home, but when they realized the children hadn’t exited the home, the father attempted to gain entry back in. The flames, however, prevented him from gaining access, Southhampton Town Police Lt. Susan Ralph told reporters in a news conference. The children, including the girl’s brother Zachary, 23, were sleeping on the second floor, and the parents were sleeping on the first floor. Zachary Wiener jumped from a second-floor window to escape the flames. “Firefighters from North Sea, Southampton, East Hampton, Bridgehampton, and Sag Harbor got the call just after 3:30 a.m. and found a house engulfed in flames. Firefighters located the two young women and rushed them by ambulance to the hospital. Medical personnel performed CPR, but the sisters had already succumbed to their injuries”, per The East Hampton Star.

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