Rome, GA (March 13, 2023) – One person lost their life in a fatal house fire that took place in Rome on the morning of Saturday, March 11.
According to Rome fire crews, the fire broke out around 10:43 a.m. in a home on Church Street. Police confirmed that a fire broke out in a home in the area, and fire crews received several calls. When they arrived at the scene, they found that the home was completely engulfed in flames. It took some time for fire crews to bring the fire under control enough to gain access to the inside of the home.
Paramedics and numerous other local responders were dispatched to the scene. A man who was home at the time of the fire, identified as 36-year-old Phillip Steven Brand, was tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries caused by the fire. A woman who was the man’s girlfriend was able to make it out of the home in time.
The area was blocked off for several hours as fire crews worked to bring the fire under control.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the fire continues at this time.
We would like to 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 single day in Georgia, some of which are incredibly severe and others that are minor. Though many fires lead to injuries, some take the lives of those involved. In 2022, it was reported that 69 people were killed in fatal fires throughout the state due to the carelessness of others. On top of this, many others sustained injuries, such as some of the following:
- Smoke inhalation injuries
- Burn injuries of various degrees
If you have lost someone you love in a fatal fire, you may wonder what options you have. If you have lost someone you love in a fire, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Losing somebody close to you can be incredibly difficult for you and your family. Many families wonder where they can turn after they have lost someone they love in a fatal fire. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that keep piling up against you. You should never have to deal with the stress of a fire on your own, especially when a loved one has been unexpectedly taken from you. It is important that you speak with a knowledgeable Rome wrongful death attorney.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal house fire. We believe that you should never have to stand alone after you have lost a loved one in one of these accidents. Our attorneys will stand by your side and help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. Please contact a fatal fire accident attorney in Rome at (888) 688-1924 to find out what we can do for you.
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