New Orleans pie maker Simon Hubig Company Inc., whose plant was destroyed in a blaze six months ago, has sued the Kenner company that created and maintained its fire suppression system.
The Times-Picayune reports the lawsuit, filed in New Orleans Civil District Court, alleges Fire & Safety Commodities' "system failed, causing the complete destruction of the Hubig's facility."
A demolition project has started at the site of an iconic New Orleans bakery gutted by a fire in July.
Drew Ramsey, operations manager for the Simon Hubig Pie Co., tells WDSU-TV that the company hasn't decided where to rebuild the bakery that churned out roughly 100,000 fried snack pies every week.
A demolition crew used a crane Monday to pick through the wreckage of the company's building in the city's Marigny neighborhood.
It’s been a week since fire destroyed the historic Hubig’s pie factory in the Marigny. Owners are getting help from city officials and other businesses on rebuilding plans.