Ashtabula building had over three years of fire code violations.
The office has researched records dating to the 1940s.
Officials said there was no year more deadly for fires than 1984.
One person is dead after a house fire Monday afternoon, the second fatal fire in two days in Akron.
NFPA 101 is the most widely used source for strategies to protect people based on building construction, protection, and occupancy features.