WOODMERE - The wife of a firefighter who lost his life after battling a blaze in Woodmere has filed a lawsuit.

Inwood volunteer firefighter Joseph Sanford died days after being injured in a house fire in December.

His wife, Jacqueline, has filed a wrongful death suit against the homeowners and contractors. 

The lawsuit claims the contractor was storing paints and flammable liquids, and the home violated fire codes.