Burien, WA (March 10, 2021) - A two-alarm residential fire in the town of Burien on Sunday, March 7, left one firefighter injured.
Local sources revealed that the site of the blaze was located at the 800 block of S. 176th Street. Multiple emergency response units were dispatched to the scene. All occupants were reported to be safe and were able to exit the structure.
One firefighter from the Burien Fire Department suffered injuries while fighting the fire. They were transported to a nearby medical facility for evaluation. The identity of the injured party has not been revealed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Firefighter Injuries in Seattle
Fighting fires is an extremely dangerous line of work, and nearly 60,825 firefighters were injured in the line of duty in 2019. That is a nearly 4% increase from the previous year. Statistics found that firefighters were more likely to be injured at fireground operations, with nearly 39% of all reported injuries occurring at the fireground in 2019. Overexertion and strain were the leading cause of these injuries and were involved in roughly 29% of total injuries.
Accident victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect themselves. 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 attorneys are dedicated to helping people restore their lives after they have suffered serious accidents. If you have been injured in a Seattle structure 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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