Tacoma, WA (March 24, 2021) - A fire that broke out in a Tacoma home on Sunday, March 12, resulted in the death of a child.
Local authorities were notified of the incident at around 4 a.m. at the 5500 block of E. Clarkston Street. When firefighters arrived, there were reports of someone trapped on the second floor of the residential structure. Emergency responders entered the home and located the person, an 11-year-old, and brought them out to an ambulance outside.
The victim was rushed to a nearby medical facility in critical condition. Despite life-saving measures, the child was pronounced dead. No further information on the deadly incident is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fire is being managed by the Tacoma Fire Department.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Structure Fires in Tacoma Washington
Fire and burns are involved in a substantial number of deaths and injuries in homes across the United States. Unfortunately, the extremely young and old are at the greatest risk in the event of a fire. An estimated 4,000 people are killed annually in structure fires nationwide, and more than 2,000 suffer serious injuries. It only takes roughly three and a half minutes for a fire to reach temperatures exceeding 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a Washington wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Dore Law Group, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Tacoma wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Tacoma house fire.
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