Rosemary Furfaro and Fantasy Tans, Inc. are suing Casa Azteca Mexican Restaurant, Gerardo Saenz and El Durango, Inc. over a July 23, 2006 fire that destroyed portions of the O'Fallon businesses.

Furfaro is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages plus costs of the suit.

According to the complaint filed July 19 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, the defendants failed to maintain a safe place of business, failed to take proper precautions to avoid fire damage and failed to properly inspect all wiring and any other potential fire hazards.

She claims the fire caused loss of equipment, inventory and present and future business.

Furfaro is represented James P. Stiehl of Swansea.

St. Clair County case number 11-L-407

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