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July 16, 2022

Sumter, SC – Kenneth Atkinson Fatally injured in House Fire on Dew St

Sumter, SC (July 16, 2022) – A fire incident reported in Sumter County claimed one man’s life on Sunday afternoon. At around 2 p.m., on July 10, emergency crews and Sumter responded to the scene of the fire incident on Dew Street.

According to reports, a fire broke out inside a home located on Dew Street, just outside the city limits of Sumter, during the afternoon hours. Fire officials from floor stations and additional 25 firefighters responded to the scene to help battle the blaze, which spread to about one-quarter of the home by the time authorities arrived.

Firefighters went to work quickly on battling the blaze and entering inside the structure.

One person inside the home suffered from significant injuries. The Sumter County coroner’s office pronounced the victim, 75-year-old Kenneth Atkinson, deceased at the scene.

Firefighters remained at the scene for an extended period as they worked to take control of the fire. No other injuries were reported.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

We offer our warmest condolences to the family of Kenneth Atkinson at this time.

Fatal House Fires in South Carolina

Fire incidents across the state of South Carolina affect hundreds of families every single year. These accidents take the lives of innocent people at an alarming rate. Not only do families lose their livelihoods and most of their possessions in fire incidents, but their loved ones perishing can be the most challenging thing to endure.

Losing a loved one as a result of a fire can have an overwhelming mental and emotional impact on your life. Unfortunately, there are many instances where people die in fires due to negligence. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s passing, there may be legal options available to help your family seek compensation to cover some of the financial burdens that your family faces. Reaching out to a wrongful death lawyer in Sumter can help you explore the legal options available to help your family move forward.

For more than five decades, our Sumter premises liability lawyers that Monge & Associates have fought to protect the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones due to negligence. Our lawyers are available to help your family seek compensation to help cover some of the damages that you face after losing a loved one.

Our team is committed to going above and beyond for each of our clients. We are dedicated to helping families navigate the legal system while providing them with personalized and compassionate legal services that they can truly depend on. Our team is available to answer all your questions and address your concerns throughout the entire legal process. Most of all, we are dedicated to helping you win.

If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fire incident, you can reach out to our South Carolina personal injury law firm to schedule a free consultation. Our lawyers are available by calling 888-688-1924 at your earliest convenience to schedule a consultation to get started on your case.

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