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January 16, 2022

Charleston, SC – One Killed, Two Injured in House Fire on Athens Ct

Charleston, SC (January 16, 2022) – One person died and two others were injured in Charleston following a house fire on Saturday afternoon, January 15. The deadly blaze took place at a residence located at the 40 block of Athens Court at around 3:09 p.m. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene and quickly put out the fire. Responding officials located one victim who sustained fatal injuries as a result of the blaze. Two other injured parties were evacuated before responding officials arrived. 

Both individuals were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Local officials revealed that the fire likely started in a room and was caused by a portable space heater. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly fire is underway. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Deadly House Fires in South Carolina

Charleston, SC - One Killed, Two Injured in House Fire on Athens Ct

Fires have a high risk of becoming extremely dangerous. In the United States, structure fires kill an average of 2,620 civilians each year, with nearly 11,220 civilians injured. Smoke inhalation and third-degree burns are two of the most common injuries caused by a serious fire. Every year, fire departments across the country receive reports of approximately 354,000 residential structure fires.

You should file a wrongful death claim if a loved one was killed in a car accident. These claims are governed by a number of complicated rules, including who can file a claim and when a wrongful death claim in South Carolina is appropriate. A wrongful death lawsuit is an option when the at-fault party was the direct cause of the victim’s death. With the help of a Charleston car accident lawyer, a representative of the deceased should file a claim and attempt to prove the defendant’s negligence.

Charleston Wrongful Death Attorneys

Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Lawyers is dedicated to fully compensating families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful act of another. A wrongful death lawyer will guide you through the entire legal process, regardless of the nature of your claim. Our Charleston personal injury lawyers want to help grieving families get the compensation they deserve after a fatal accident while also holding the negligent party accountable.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact a Charleston wrongful death lawyer at 800-421-0174.

Note: Our writers used secondary sources when creating this accident news post. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident, therefore, if there is any information that is incorrect, contact Monge & Associates immediately. We will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove a post if requested. 

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