Lula, GA (February 20, 2023) – One person was killed in a fatal apartment fire that took place in Lula on the morning of Sunday, February 19.
According to local officials, the incident took place around 11:30 a.m. at 8800 Forrester Road. Police confirmed that a single-story residence caught fire in the area. When fire crews arrived at the scene, they found that a second property behind the first one caught on fire and worked to put out that fire as well. The two structures were identified as an apartment and a barn.
Local paramedics and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. One person was inside the apartment at the time of the fire and was taken out by fire crews. However, the party was tragically pronounced deceased at the scene due to traumatic injuries caused by the fire. Nobody else was hurt in the fire.
Due to the severity of the fire, the barn was considered a total loss, and the residence sustained partial damages. The area was blocked for an extended period of time until fire crews brought the fire under control.
No further details have been released, but the investigation into the fire continues at this time.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victim whose life was taken in this fire.
Fatal Fires in Georgia
Fires break out every day in the state of Georgia and beyond, causing injuries to many and also taking lives in their wake. The truth is many fires can be prevented but continue to happen due to the outright recklessness of others. There are many different reasons for fires every year, which include the following:
- Cooking-related fires
- Heating-related injuries
- Faulty electrical wires
- Smoking in a home
In 2022, a total of 69 fatal fires took place in homes in Georgia. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal house fire, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney immediately.
Nobody ever expects to receive that phone call that a loved one has been taken from them prematurely in a fatal fire. However, this is a reality that far too many families face each year. As you and your family grieve, you should not have to worry about how you are going to afford to pay the many bills that pile up against you. You may be left with many questions that you cannot answer on your own after a fatal fire event. This is why you and your family should speak with a Lula wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after you have lost somebody you love in a fatal fire. You have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you and your family through the loss of a loved one. We are here to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects after a fire. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Lula at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do to assist you during these difficult times.
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