Baltimore, MD (January 26, 2022) – At 6 a.m., on January 24, several firefighters with the Baltimore Fire Department responded to battle a structure fire on South Stricker Street.
According to reports from the BFD Fire Chief, a massive fire broke out inside a vacant structure in the 200 block of South Stricker Street. Firefighters went to the site of the fire and attempted to extinguish the blaze, which overtook all three floors of the row home.
Firefighters entered the building in order to take control of the fire when part of the roof collapsed and trapped four firefighters inside.
An emergency rescue squad rushed to the fire in an attempt to remove the trapped victims. Three firefighters were pulled from the structure and transported to Shock Trauma. A fourth victim was subsequently rescued from the home.
At 11:45 a.m., the entire roof collapsed.
Three of the victims succumbed to their injuries. The fourth victim was admitted with critical injuries but awoke after several hours and was upgraded to fair condition.
At this time, the fire department is investigating the fire.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the families of all three victims who have lost their lives in this fire. Our thoughts are with the fourth victim in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Fire Incidents in Maryland
Each year, over 700 structure fires are reported in the state of Maryland. These incidents cause severe damage to buildings and cause overwhelming loss to victims involved. Regrettably, there are many instances where people are left with fatal injuries from fires.
There are many reasons why fires take place. In some cases, fires are a result of faulty wiring inside homes and other locations. There are also many fires that are caused by space heaters and other heating units. When these units malfunction, it can result in severe fire damage.
There are also instances where fires are caused by acts of negligence. People routinely forget to extinguish candles, they leave the stop top burners on, or they are careless with fireplaces.
When people are fatally injured in fires, it is important that their families seek the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Baltimore as soon as possible. Families often have legal options available to help them obtain the compensation that they can use for funerals and other damages they endure.
Baltimore Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Baltimore premises liability lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC have more than half a century of experience helping families get justice after suffering the loss of loved ones in fire incidents in Maryland. Our lawyers provide aggressive representation while remaining compassionate to the needs of our clients.
If your loved one has lost their life due to a structure fire, our lawyers will stand by your side and fight to help you get the compensation that you can use to replace lost wages, cover funeral expenses, and tend to other financial burdens. Contact our Maryland personal injury law firm today at 301-251-8776 to get help now.
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