San Francisco property owners allege neighboring property's garbage can fire caused damages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 7, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – The owners of San Francisco property are seeking damages from the owners of a neighboring property and others over a fire that started in a garbage can and damaged their property.

Roberto T. Sanchez and Juanita Sanchez filed a complaint on Nov. 21 in the San Francisco Superior Court against Bruce I. Gilbert, individually and as trustee or his successors in trust under the Bruce I. Gilbert Living Trust; West Coast Property Management; and Sunset Scavenger Co. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs own property on Mission Street in San Francisco and Gilbert and the Gilbert Trust own a neighboring property managed by West Coast. The suit states Sunset provided garbage cans on the roof and deck of the Gilbert property.

The suit states on June 18, 2016, a fire started at the Gilbert property in the Sunset garbage cans that spread and caused damage to the plaintiffs' property. The suit states the fire was due to improperly placed flammable items in the cans.

The plaintiffs seek judgment for general damages, prejudgment interest, costs of suit, and for other and further relief as the court deems proper. They are represented by A. Louis Dorny of Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP in Los Angeles.

San Francisco Superior Court case number CGC18571508

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