Salt Lake City, UT (July 28, 2022) – Two people and a dog sustained significant burn injuries in a flashover fire in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, July 27th.
An official from the Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to reports of a fire with several burn victims at about 10:00 p.m.
According to officials, two transients were attempting to use alcohol to start an outdoor fire in the area of 500 West and 1276 South. The alcohol resulted in a flashover that temporarily burned out of control.
During a flashover, all combustible surfaces in an enclosed space or compartment are ignited quickly and simultaneously.
The event caused burn injuries to two people and a dog.
One patient was hospitalized in critical condition. The second victim sustained non-critical injuries.
The dog was burned on its ears and nose but is expected to recover.
The fire was extinguished by crews before structure damage of any significance occurred.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
There are many different types of accidents that can result in burn injuries. Whether you sustained your burn injuries in an explosion, a residential fire, a car accident, or under circumstances somewhat more questionable, they often come with complications that make them more serious than initially diagnosed.
When victims are injured in accidents involving fire, they need to seek the advice of a practiced burn injury lawyer as soon as possible. If you have been injured in a residential fire, through no fault of your own, you may be able to secure compensation from the negligent party to mitigate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost earnings, property repairs, and a variety of other losses.
Injuries caused by fire are usually painful, demand multiple surgeries, and can leave their victims with noticeable scars.
AtJardine Law Offices P.C. P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys fight to make sure that our clients get the justice they deserve.
Our team pays keen attention to detail and we strive to do everything in our power to get our clients the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims so they can move forward in the best position possible to reach their goals in recovery.
Our knowledgeable lawyers study the events surrounding your case to establish the most prudent course of action. We construct compelling legal claims that we leverage against defendants while soliciting the maximum amount of financial compensation.
If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our Utah burn injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.
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