Atlanta, GA (February 6, 2023) – A man was killed in a fatal house fire that took place in Atlanta on the night of Friday, February 3.
According to Atlanta officials, the incident took place around 9:30 p.m. in a home on Carter Avenue around the area of Tilson Drive. Fire crews were called to the scene, where they found that smoke and flames were shooting up out of the rear of the house. Fire crews attempted to bring the fire under control as much as possible and make entrance into the home to search for anybody inside.
Paramedics and several other responders were called to the scene to help. One person was found in the back bedroom of the house, who has since been identified only as an adult male. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. A second person, identified as an adult female, was able to find her way out of the home but had to be treated for smoke inhalation.
The area was blocked off for an extended period of time after the fire. Police confirmed that a total of nine people were left homeless due to the fire.
No further details have been released, but police continue to investigate the circumstances leading up to the fire.
We would like to offer our warmest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this fire. We also hope that the injured victim receives a full recovery for her injuries caused by the fire.
Fatal Fires in Georgia
Though we try to do everything it takes to prevent fires, they still happen in houses, apartments, and even businesses every single day. Georgia is no stranger to severe fires that occur within seconds due to the negligent acts of others. When it comes to house fires in the U.S., statistics show that there is a rate of 7.9 fatalities out of every 1,000 reported fires. On top of this, many more people are injured each year. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal house fire, it is important that you seek immediate legal help.
In the immediate aftermath of a fire, you will likely be left wondering where you and your family can turn. Not only do you never expect a fire to impact your family, but you especially never expect to lose somebody you love in one of these fires. As you grieve such immense losses, you may be overcome with emotions and wonder how you will afford to pay the many bills that pile up against you. Speaking with an Atlanta wrongful death attorney can ensure that your rights are being protected at this time.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in Georgia fires. You and your family are owed compensation for a variety of aspects after you have sustained the loss of a loved one. This looks like some of the following aspects:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Atlanta at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you.
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