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December 1, 2021

Columbia, SC – One Killed in House Fire on Moolah Dr

Columbia, SC (December 1, 2021) – A house fire in Columbia on Friday evening, November 26, left one person dead and several others displaced. The fire was reported at around 9 p.m. at a residence located on Moolah Drive. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene to find the house totally engulfed in flames. The extent of the blaze made it difficult for emergency responders to gain access to the interior of the structure. After the fire was extinguished, firefighters located one person inside.

The victim was pronounced deceased a short time later. The identity of the deceased party has not been reported at this time. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the fire is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Deadly House Fires in South Carolina

Columbia, SC - One Killed in House Fire on Moolah Dr

Every year, roughly 354,000 residential structure fires are reported to fire departments across the country. A fire in a building, whether it’s a house or another structure, can be extremely dangerous. Victims may suffer from smoke inhalation and third-degree burns. An average of 2,620 civilians are killed annually in structure fires, and these fires are responsible for the injuries of 11,220 people across the country.

If you have lost a loved one in a deadly fire, you need to understand many things about wrongful death claims. You need to know who can bring forth a claim in South Carolina and when a wrongful death claim is appropriate. Under the wrongful death statute, a wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate when the negligence of the defendant — the at-fault party — was the direct cause of the decedent’s death. The claim should be filed by the representative of the decedent and is an attempt to establish negligence on part of the defendant. 

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Columbia

At Monge & Associates, our Columbia car crash attorneys are dedicated to pursuing claims seeking full compensation for family members who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful acts of another party. A wrongful death attorney in Columbia will guide you through the entire legal process, whatever the nature of your claim. We want to help grieving families recover compensation after a deadly accident while making sure that the at-fault party is held accountable for his or her actions. 

If you have unfairly lost a loved one due to another’s negligence in a deadly accident, call a Columbia personal injury lawyer today 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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