Tacoma, WA (April 20, 2021) - Two people were injured and 75 were displaced following an apartment fire in Tacoma on Monday, April 19.
The incident occurred early that morning at around 2:15 a.m. Firefighters were dispatched to the blaze at the Forest Hill Village Apartments located at the 4300 block of S. 41st Street. The flames had already reached three stories of the building by the time emergency responders arrived.
Responding firefighters combatted the blaze and evacuated those inside. Two at the scene were treated for sustained injuries. A total of 75 tenants lost their homes in the fire, and some lost all of their belongings.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Apartment Fires in Tacoma Washington
Victims of structure fires are at risk of suffering serious injuries due to burns and smoke inhalation. Firefighters nationwide are called to over 350,000 residential structure fires each year. An estimated 380 people were killed in apartment fires in 2019 alone. These incidents are particularly dangerous due to the fact that a fire can quickly spread throughout multiple units, affecting more people in the process.
Structure fire victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect themselves after an accident. Generally, most people do not have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in an apartment fire. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Tacoma personal injury attorney can help you pursue a claim and recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
With many years of experience in personal injury law, Dore Law Group has the knowledge and drive to achieve results for those injured due to the negligence of others. Our Washington personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping people restore their lives after they have suffered serious accidents. If you have been injured in a Tacoma apartment fire, we encourage you to contact our law firm today at 253-236-3888. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
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