Roberta, GA – Two Killed in Fatal House Fire on Whitaker Rd 

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Roberta, GA (January 17, 2023) – Around 7:10 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, January 17, two people were found deceased following a house fire in Roberta. 

According to Crawford County officials, the fire broke out in a home at 5958 Whitaker Road. Fire crews received a call early in the morning and arrived at the scene where they found that a structure was completely on fire. Fire crews worked to put out the fire and help anybody who may be trapped inside. 

Paramedics and various other Roberta responders were called to the scene to help those in need. There were two people found inside the structure by fire crews, who were tragically pronounced dead at the scene. They have since been identified as 89-year-old Cleonia Raines and 65-year-old Veronica Raines. Nobody else was hurt as a result of the fire. 

The roadway was blocked in the area of the fire until police and fire crews were able to clear the scene. 

No further details have been released but the investigation into the circumstances of the fire continues. 

We offer our warmest condolences to the family and friends of the victims who have lost their lives in this incident. 

Fatal Fires in Georgia

More fires have been breaking out more than ever before in the state of Georgia and beyond. In fact, thousands of people lose their lives every year in the U.S. due to these horrific incidents. In just 2021 in the entire U.S., in fact, approximately 3,800 people were killed in fatal fire incidents, which was 8.6% higher than the number of deaths from fires in 2020. Approximately seven lives are taken every day in the U.S. due to fatal fires. If you have lost someone you love in a fatal fire, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney that you can trust. 

The loss of a loved one in a fatal fire can affect your life in many ways. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one in a fire, you may wonder how you are going to afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You may be feeling stressed and alone after a fire. On top of this, you may have a wide array of questions that you cannot answer on your own. This is why you should speak with a Roberta wrongful death attorney who can help you every step of the way when it comes to your claim. 

At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal fires. We understand how overwhelming a fatal fire can be on both emotional and financial levels. Our attorneys will assist you every step of the way as you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects, such as the following: 

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Roberta at (888) 688-1924 to find out how we can assist you. 

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