Everett, WA (April 17, 2021) - A fatal house fire in Everett on Thursday, April 15, ended in the death of a man and his daughter.
Firefighters received a call about the blaze at around 3:25 a.m. that morning. Initial reports revealed that smoke and fire were emitting from a residence located at the 2800 block of York Road. The entire structure was in flames when emergency responders arrived.
The home was severely damaged in the fire, with reports indicating that the floor was about to collapse. Responding officials were uncertain if anyone was trapped inside. After the majority of the fire was extinguished, firefighters searched the residence and located the two victims, a 42-year-old man and a 7-year-old girl.
The identities of the deceased have been withheld. An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Deadly Structure Fires in Seattle
Fires are a common occurrence in the home, accounting for roughly 27% of reported fires from 2014 to 2018. These incidents make up the majority of civilian fire deaths, cited in nearly 77% of fire-related fatalities. An estimated 2,620 civilians are killed annually in residential structure fires, and another 11,030 are injured. Structure fires contribute to billions of dollars in damages each year.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Washington, including a house fire, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Washington state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Seattle wrongful death attorney. Dore Law Group will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience mean we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Washington house fire.
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