Cornelia, GA (January 16, 2023) – A man was killed in a fatal apartment fire that occurred on Monday morning, January 16, in Cornelia.
According to local officials, the incident happened around 10 a.m. in an apartment at 837 Main Street. Police confirmed that the landlord of the property had not seen the resident living within for several days. When he arrived at the apartment, he discovered that there had been a fire and there was both smoke and fire damage to the outside of the home. The landlord used a master key to gain entrance to the home and found that there was a fire at some point in the past few days.
Paramedics and several other local responders were called to the scene. When fire crews gained entrance, they found that there was a male victim inside the home. The party, identified as 57-year-old Thomas Spangler, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
The area was blocked off for an extended period of time following the crash. This led to delays until the scene was cleared.
No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances leading up to the fire continues.
We offer our warmest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this horrific accident.
Fatal Fires in Georgia
Fires happen every day in the state of Georgia, some of which are quickly extinguished and others that spiral out of control, taking the lives of those involved. Fires have been leading to serious injuries and fatalities more often than usual in recent years. In just 2020 alone, in fact, it was reported that there were 6 fatalities for every 1,000 fires. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one due to a preventable fire, but this is a reality for many families each year. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal fire, you should speak with an attorney that you can trust.
You may wonder where you should turn after you have sustained the immense loss of a loved one in a fire. If you have suffered from these losses, you and your family have options. It is true that no amount of money can bring back a loved one whose life has been taken prematurely in a fatal fire. However, it can help you move forward on a financial level during one of the most difficult times in your life. You should speak with a skilled and knowledgeable Cornelia wrongful death attorney soon after you have lost someone close to you in a fire.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fires and other accidents over the years. We will stand by your side every step of the way as you navigate the complex legal system for the first time. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for some of the following aspects:
- Medical bills
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Cornelia at (888) 688-1924 for more information on your options moving forward at this time.
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