Edmonds, WA (April 18, 2021) - Two people suffered injuries after a fire at a residence in the Edmonds area on Saturday, April 17.
The blaze occurred at a home located at the 5800 block of 152nd Street SW. At around 2:15 a.m. that morning, local authorities were alerted of the incident. The two injured parties were identified as a woman who lived at the residence and her visiting son.
Both victims were able to escape the structure before emergency responders arrived. The wounded parties were transported to Harborview Medical Center due to exposure to smoke and flames. Firefighters took over an hour to extinguish the fire, and the home was a total loss.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Residential Structure Fires in Seattle
It takes less than a minute for a small flame to grow into an uncontrollable blaze. Nearly 27% of reported fires take place at residential homes, with nearly 77% of civilian fire-related fatalities involving house fires. Fire departments across the country respond to over 353,100 residential structure fires each year. These fires contribute annually to 2,620 civilian fatalities and 11,030 civilian injuries on average.
If you have been injured in a Washington house fire, you have the right to pursue a negligence claim for your injuries. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has to exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Washington. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a claim for lost damages for the injured party. Pursuing a personal injury claim in Washington is a long and confusing process for those with little experience in the law, but you do not have to do it alone.
A qualified Seattle personal injury attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident by pursuing a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Dore Law Group can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases in Washington. If you have been injured by a negligent driver in a Seattle house fire, call us today at 253-236-3888 to discuss your case.
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