Edward Norton’s Production Company Sued After Massive Fire In New York Last Week

Norton says "It could have been a lot worse"

Last week there was a terrible fire in New York on the set of a new Edward Norton movie that sadly killed a firefighter and caused a lot of damage. During the blaze, a couple New Yorker’s homes were destroyed and now they are suing for $7 million.

Norton was directing his forthcoming project, Motherless Brooklyn, in an apartment building in Harlem last Thursday when crew members noticed a blaze had broken out in the basement.

Tenants Erica and George Cruz are taking civil action against Norton’s production company, claiming that producers “maintained certain equipment, including highly flammable equipment, in the basement”, and failed to properly alert building residents to the severity of the blaze. Meanwhile, Norton is talking about the situation, but not the claims…

Norton said that his crew had saved lives by their quick thinking, and added: “Had our team not noticed the situation and responded and alerted the fire department with the speed they did, I believe the residents of the building above would have perished.”