The apartment house in Portland, Maine, where a fire killed six people on Nov. 1 was in foreclosure.
The Portland Press Herald reports that this summer, landlord Gregory Nisbet was given 300 days to buy the Noyes Street home back from the bank for more than $300,000. The paper cites records from the Cumberland County Register of Deeds. Nisbet did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
RealtyTrac.com says the Noyes Street duplex is one of 48 apartment buildings in Portland with two or more units that are in foreclosure.
The fire killed Portland residents Nicole Finlay, David Bragdon Jr., Ashley Thomas and Christopher Conlee, Topsham resident Maelisha Jackson and Rockland resident Steven Summers. It remains under investigation.