Garden City, GA (February 15, 2023) – Two people sustained injuries in a house fire that took place in Garden City on the morning of Tuesday, February 14.
According to Garden City officials, the fire broke out in a home on Chatham Villa Drive. Police confirmed that the catastrophic fire broke out in the early morning hours at around 3 a.m. When fire crews made it to the scene, they discovered that smoke and flames were engulfing a large portion of the home. Crews were told that the fire broke out in the kitchen and that eight people were inside the home at the time of the fire.
Paramedics and numerous other responders were immediately called to the scene. A total of two people were hurt in the fire. A young male child was severely burned and flown to Augusta Burn Unit by medical helicopter. An adult male suffered from smoke inhalation injuries and was also hospitalized. Police confirmed that the father of the children rushed into the fire to save his kids.
The scene was blocked in the area for an extended period of time. This led to delays in traffic. Fire crews worked to put out the fire as quickly as possible.
The investigation into the circumstances of the fire continues.
We would like to offer our warmest sympathies to the parties severely injured in this fire with hopes of a speedy recovery.
Fires and Explosions in Georgia
Fires break out in both residential and commercial areas every single day in Georgia. In 2020, it was estimated that approximately 6 people were killed, and 21 people sustained injuries out of every 1,000 fires. The truth is most fires are preventable but continue to happen due to the outright recklessness of others or due to faulty wiring. If you believe that a fire that caused your injuries were caused by negligence, it is imperative that you speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The injuries that stem from a fire can be incredibly life-altering and catastrophic. These include some of the following:
- Severe burns
- Smoke inhalation injuries
- Death in the worst cases
If you have sustained injuries in a house fire, you may find that there is an extremely long road to recovery before you. It is normal to feel alone and confused as you face fire-related injuries. You should be prepared to speak with a Garden City personal injury attorney soon after you have been hurt in one of these incidents.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you and your family after a Georgia fire that has affected every aspect of your life. We understand how overwhelmed you are likely feeling and don’t want you to be alone during these challenging times. Our attorneys are prepared to help you seek the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects during these difficult times. Please contact a fire accident attorney in Garden City at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can help you when you need us the most.
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