Sacramento Apartment Fire Leaves One Person Dead And Four Others Seriously Injured By Altos Avenue and Eleanor Avenue
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (March 11, 2019) – At least one person died in an apartment fire by the intersection of Altos Avenue and Eleanor Avenue.
The Sacramento Fire Department said that the fire began around 1:45 a.m. Video of the apartment showed flames shooting out of the second story windows.
Witnesses are saying that multiple people were banging on their windows trying to get out of the apartment. One good Samaritan was able to drag one of the residents away from the premises as the fire raged.
Four other people at the apartment were critically hurt. An investigation into the source of the fire remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Apartment Fires
According to the National Fire Prevention Association, “Between 2012 and 2016, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 355,400 home structure fires per year. These fires caused 11,670 civilian injuries, 2,560 civilian deaths, and $6.5 billion in direct damage.” The vast majority of home fire deaths (86%) were a result of portable space heaters. Blankets can get draped over the space heaters and cause a fire.
A number of other fires are caused by faulty electrical wiring or malfunctioning appliances. Apartment landlords have a responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner and take steps to avoid fires. If a landlord fails to keep their premises safely they may face civil liability in he event of an accident. Victims or the family of a victim may have legal recourse. A burn injury attorney can evaluate all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Investigating An Apartment Fire
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to all of those that have been affected by this apartment fire. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. If measures aren’t made to make this apartment safer this could happen again.
If you or someone that you love has been involved in an apartment fire you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We’ve resolved thousands of claims successfully and can work to make sure that your rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need help investigating an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.