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OHA releases statement after mother of 4 killed in fire files claim

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Left: Bryson Core. Top: Za'Kyhia (11), Bottom Left: Atira (7), Bottom right: Karmina (5). (Source: Harris Funeral Home Inc./family) Left: Bryson Core. Top: Za'Kyhia (11), Bottom Left: Atira (7), Bottom right: Karmina (5). (Source: Harris Funeral Home Inc./family)

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) – The attorney for the Opelika Housing Authority has released a statement following the claim that was made against the organization by Felisha Core.

Core lost her four children in a mobile home fire on Jan. 12, 2017 in the 1300 block of South Long St. in Opelika.

Sher is filing a claim against the Opelika Housing Authority for wrongful death, personal injury, mental anguish/emotional distress, and punitive damages.

The attorney for the Opelika Housing Authority stated that they dispute many of the allegations in the claim. Click here for the full statement.

 The attorney for Core released the following statement on Monday:

Ms. Core has filed a Sworn Notice of Claim with the Opelika Housing Authority.  Alabama law provides that public housing authorities are treated similarly to municipal governments, and the law requires that a Sworn Notice of Claim against a municipal government be filed within six months of the incident giving rise to the claim. 

Ms. Core has not filed a claim against the City of Opelika, the Opelika Police Department, the Opelika Fire Department, or any of the first responders that assisted with the fire.  Ms. Core does not intend to file any such claims. 

Keiyonna Core continues to recover and is expected to be released from Children’s Hospital by the end of the week.  Ms. Core is thankful for Keiyonna's health and recovery.

As for the basis of Ms. Core's claim, the Sworn Notice of Claim speaks for itself.  We are hopeful we can resolve this claim without the necessity of filing a lawsuit

Za’Kyhia 11, Atira 7, Karmina 5, and Bryson Core, 3, were killed in the house fire, Keiyonna was sent to the Children's Hospital in Birmingham and is expected to be released.

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