Winder, GA (March 13, 2023) – Three people were killed, and four others were injured in a fire and explosion that took place at a home in Winder on Saturday morning, March 11.
According to Barrow County officials, the fire broke out on Hidden Acres Road. Fire crews confirmed that a family brought a large propane tank inside their home to be used for cooking that is typically used for vehicles. There was a propane leak in the house while a fire was burning on a wood stove. This led to an explosion that led to a massive fire inside the home.
Paramedics, fire crews, and several other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those who were inside the home. As fire crews were attempting to rescue and assist those inside, explosions were going off, and the home was starting to collapse. A total of three people, who have not yet been formally identified, were tragically pronounced dead at the scene. A total of four others inside the home sustained serious injuries and were hospitalized.
The area was blocked off for an extended period of time. Fire crews quickly worked to bring the fire under control.
The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the fire remains ongoing. Police will update with more information as it is available.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in this unexpected fire. We also hope that the injured parties receive a full recovery.
Fires and Explosions in Georgia
Fires have been breaking out more commonly than ever before in the U.S., and Georgia is no stranger to these horrific incidents. Fires and explosions happen in both residential and commercial areas. In 2022, statistics showed that a total of 69 people were killed in fatal fires in Georgia, and many others sustained injuries. Losing somebody you love in a fatal fire can turn your life upside-down. Families are urged to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after one of these events.
The loss of a loved one in a house fire can turn your life completely upside-down. No amount of money is able to bring back a loved one whose life has been taken from you following a fatal fire. However, it can help you move forward financially as you are grieving your losses. You may be feeling stressed and alone after losing a loved one to a fire. This is a completely normal reaction to have. If you have sustained these losses, you should speak with a dedicated wrongful death lawyer in Atlanta as soon as possible.
At Monge & Associates Injury and Accident Attorneys, we are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a fatal house fire. We want you to be able to collect full and fair compensation for the losses that you have sustained in the event of a fire. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for a wide array of aspects. These include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Please contact a fatal fire accident attorney at (888) 688-1924 to find out what options are available for you.
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