CLINTON — As former Brentwood Bluff Apartment residents work to get back on their feet following Sunday’s fatal fire, the complex’s owner is facing a court date on housing code violations related to an inspection of the premises last fall.

Cecil Engles, owner of Brentwood Bluff Apartments, is scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 in response to 32 Clinton housing code violations.

Engles had been sent a letter in September from City Housing Inspector Michael Harmon saying the apartments must be up to code within 30 days or tenants would have to vacate the premises.

Engles was given a list of 51 of 66 apartments not to be rented because they were not up to city rental housing code standards. Engles was cited for the infractions following an inspection of the complex on Oct. 4. City Attorney Matt Brisch said Wednesday the building was never condemned and tenants were never ordered to vacate, but Engles was cited because he rented substandard units after being given notice not to. He faces a $200 fine on each violation.

The cause of Sunday’s fire was determined to be accidental, caused by food left cooking on a stove.

County Attorney Mike Wolf said it would be premature to comment on any possible charges against Engles relating to the fire, which claimed the life of 3-month-old Corrtrail Louis.

All residents of Brentwood Bluff Apartments are currently looking for somewhere else to live. The complex was deemed dangerous for occupancy on Monday because of the fire damage to one building and because the buildings have no gas or water services. Alliant Energy will not turn the gas service back on until gas lines to each building have been separated.