Owners of $1.8m vacation home in the Hamptons where two sisters died in a fire are hit with 58 counts

Owners of a $1.8million vacation home in Hampton are facing 58 building code violations after two Maryland sisters died in a house fire after smoke detectors in the house weren’t working.

Pamela and Peter Miller are the owners of the holiday home at 3 Spring Lane which caught fire around 3.30am on August 3.

A family of five were renting the Koyack Bay home in the Hamptons when Jilian and Lindsay Wiener, 21 and 19, failed to get out of the fire in time.

The Millers were arraigned Aug. 29 and faced various construction charges, including the smoke detectors not working.

“It has resulted in absolute tragedy,” Ryan Murphy, Southampton’s public safety and emergency management administrator, told East Hampton Star.

Murphy said the fire likely started outside in a kitchen built illegally without planning permission.

Miller’s attorney, Edward Burke Jr., did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com for comment.

They will appear in court again on September 30.

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Jillian and Lindsay Weiner, 21 and 19, were sleeping when their vacation home in the Hamptons caught fire on August 3. The couple did not make it out alive from the second floor.

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Pamela and Peter Miller are the owners of the vacation home at 3 Spring Lane

The house caught fire around 3:30 a.m. on August 3 and quickly spread without the two girls having had time to escape.

The house caught fire around 3:30 a.m. on August 3 and quickly spread without the two girls having had time to escape.

It was later revealed that the property had several building violations

It was later revealed that the property had several building violations

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Alisa, Zachary, Lewis, Jilian and Lindsay Weiner. The family is known to rent the vacation rental every year

The Millers are also accused of renting the property without the proper building permit. To receive a rental permit, the couple would have had to receive certification that the property meets the necessary building codes.

Additional charges include Millers failure to rent the property for 14 days, failure to maintain carbon monoxide detectors, failure to repair electrical hazards, building without a permit, gazebo with fire pit, doors to swimming pool and the installation of the outdoor kitchen, Southampton Town lawyer Sean Cambridge told the East Hampton Star.

Murphy added that it’s not uncommon to have a dozen trespasses.

Those who violate the rental license law can face 15 days in jail or fines ranging from $150 to $1,500, depending on city code.

Although the charges are clear, it is unclear why the fire broke out in early August while the family was sleeping.

Jilian and Lindsay were sleeping on the second floor when the fire broke out. The sisters did not get out of the fire in time, but their brother Zachary, 23, jumped out of the second story window.

Their parents, Lewis and Alisa, were able to escape the 1,624-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home to safety in time.

The home is located near Long Beach and is listed for $1.8 million on Zillow with rent around $26,000 per month. The property was last sold in 2016.

Jilian and Lindsay were sleeping on the second floor when the fire broke out.  Their brother Zachary was also on the second floor

Jilian and Lindsay were sleeping on the second floor when the fire broke out. Their brother Zachary was also on the second floor

Zachary jumped out of a second-story room window when the fire broke out.  He suffered minor injuries

Zachary jumped out of a second-story room window when the fire broke out. He suffered minor injuries

Lt Susan Ralph said in a statement: ‘The father woke up to the sound of breaking glass and alerted the family to come out. The father and wife escaped from the house. When they realized that the children had not left the house, the father attempted to return; however, the flames prevented him from accessing it.

Local Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien Jr. said when they arrived, firefighters attempted to enter the home but were pushed back by the flames.

Jillian was about to start her senior year at the University of Michigan, where she was majoring in earth and environmental sciences, according to her LinkedIn. While her younger sister Lindsay was just weeks away from starting her sophomore year at Tulane University in New Orleans.

An email from the girls’ high school, Holtern-Arms in Maryland, said Jillian was a football and ice hockey player as well as an artist, and her passions were yoga and community service. She taught yoga to young students as a licensed instructor.

The school described Lindsay as “a brilliant mind and leader, who was also dedicated to service, particularly involving young people in politics and generally promoting volunteerism.” She served as president of the Community Service Club and the Jewish Culture Club.

The email to the school community read: ‘The passing of Jillian and Lindsay is a great loss to the Holton-Arms community and both will be deeply missed by family, friends and the school community.’

Lindsay was just weeks away from starting her sophomore year at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Lindsay was just weeks away from starting her sophomore year at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Jillian was about to start her senior year at the University of Michigan.  She studied earth and environmental sciences

Jillian was about to start her senior year at the University of Michigan. She studied earth and environmental sciences

The couple were called back in an email sent by Holtern-Arms Girls' High School in Maryland.  Jillian was a soccer and ice hockey player as well as an artist.  Lindsay was remembered as a 'brilliant mind'

The couple were called back in an email sent by Holtern-Arms Girls’ High School in Maryland. Jillian was a soccer and ice hockey player as well as an artist. Lindsay was remembered as a ‘brilliant mind’

The family's neighbors in Potomac, Maryland, say they are loved in the community.  Father Lewis Wiener is a lawyer and president of the Washington Hebrew Congregation, where he has been a member since 1985 and a board member since 2012.

The family’s neighbors in Potomac, Maryland, say they are loved in the community. Father Lewis Wiener is a lawyer and president of the Washington Hebrew Congregation, where he has been a member since 1985 and a board member since 2012.

Lewis, Alisa and Zachary Wiener were all hospitalized with what authorities said were non-life-threatening injuries.

The family was known to vacation at this home in the Long Island Hamptons town of Noyack Bay.

Police told Newsday the home was rented but said there was no known relationship between the Wieners and the registered owners, while the city’s emergency management administrator said there was no rental license on file and no safety inspection had taken place. part of a request for one.

Ryan Murphy: “It’s a tragic situation. If there had been a rental permit on the property, perhaps additional security standards could have been in place and could have prevented this. But you can do everything right and still have an accident. It’s just nice to be able to say that you checked all the boxes.

The administrator told DailyMail.com that with the advent of online rentals, this has become a major problem, which he described as a mole game, “where we identify one and two or three pop- up elsewhere”.

Murphy warned potential tenants to avoid future inspections and permits: ‘I think this is obviously an absolute tragedy, we never want to see something like this happen and the loss of life is horrendous. But I’m hoping at the same time that if there’s some kind of positive message that can come out of this and it’s even hard to imagine, it will serve as some sort of call to action on the tenant and landlord side ‘ side’.

Lindsey Weiner, 19

Jillian Weiner, 21

Lindsey was known as “a brilliant mind and a leader”. Jillian shared many photos from her summer on the East Coast before she was killed in a fire at the family’s Hamptons vacation home on August 3.

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