Pierce County, WA (June 7, 2021) - A two-alarm fire at an apartment in Pierce County resulted in two people being injured, including a firefighter, on Saturday, June 5.
A total of twelve units in the complex were impacted by the fire. Local reports indicated that 20 people were displaced due to the blaze. Firefighters and emergency personnel were called to the scene to provide assistance and extinguish the fire.
A firefighter at the scene was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. No updates on their condition have been provided at this time. Another involved party was treated at the scene by attending medical personnel.
Local sources revealed that the fire was caused by someone barbecuing with charcoal. An ongoing investigation into the blaze is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Apartment Fires in Pierce County Washington
After being involved in a structure fire, victims are at risk of suffering critical injuries due to severe burns and smoke inhalation. According to the National Fire Protection Association, an estimated 6% of reported structure fires in 2019 occurred at apartments, and these incidents contributed to nearly 10% of civilian fire fatalities and 20% of fire-related injuries that year. That year, a fire department responded to a fire roughly every 24 seconds on average.
Victims of apartment fires 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 a fire. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Seattle 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 injuries. If you have been injured in a Seattle 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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