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More survivors of deadly San Marcos apartment fire joining wrongful death lawsuit

The July 20th fire at the Iconic Village Apartments killed five people and injured at least seven more. (CBS Austin)

More survivors of the San Marcos apartment fire are joining a wrongful death lawsuit.

The July 20th fire at the Iconic Village Apartments killed five people and injured at least seven more. The father of one of the victims filed the suit -- claiming the fire alarms failed and the complex did not have functioning sprinklers.

Kurt Arnold from Houston-based law firm Arnold & Itkin represents five victims of the fire. Arnold says, "The owners and management of Iconic Village knew there were glaring safety concerns, and they choose to do nothing, and now people are dead and lives have been turned upside down. We're going to make sure they are held accountable, and we will make sure they never allow a senseless tragedy like this happen again."

A sprinkler system was not required when the complex was built. The survivors are seeking $1 million in damages.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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