Bountiful, UT (May 14, 2021) – Firefighters from South Davis Metro discovered a body in the smoldering rubble left by a house fire on Friday, May 14th in Bountiful.
Sources stated that fire crews were dispatched to the scene in the 20 block of Maple Hollow Way at about 10:00 a.m.
The fire was in the basement of the residence but crews were forced to evacuate due to high heat and low visibility, most likely caused by multiple materials fueling the fire from inside the structure. The roof and floors had also started to cave in.
Initial reports indicated that two people could still be inside the home, one of whom was quickly located. The body of the second person was later found in the basement.
A firefighter was also injured and transported to a local hospital with injuries officials would only describe as “burns to his body.”
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Residential structure fires account for more than 80% of fire-related deaths and injuries in the United States. For the ten-year span from 1997 to 2007, an average of 3,000 victims were killed and an additional 15,340 people sustained injuries as a result of structure fires each year.
Myriad factors can cause deaths and injuries in house fires. such as a contractor’s code violations, faulty fire suppression equipment, faulty fire-retardant products, defective smoke detectors, and damaged electrical equipment.
Utah law permits victims to file a claim of wrongful death or personal injury and qualifies them for financial compensation for any deaths or fire-related injuries that were caused by a faulty product or the malfeasance or negligence of another person.
When victims are injured in accidents involving fire, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a skilled and knowledgeable burn injury attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. When victims are harmed in fires, through no fault of their own, they are often able to obtain compensation from wrongdoers to alleviate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost wages, property repairs, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages.
At Jardine Law Offices P. C., our Utah personal injury attorneys fight aggressively to ensure our clients get the justice they rightfully deserve. Our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys review the circumstances surrounding each of our client’s cases to determine the most appropriate course of action. We put together solid legal claims that we leverage against defendants while demanding full and fair compensation for victims.
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. If you have been injured in a car accident as a result of another person’s actions, contact our Utah personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case evaluation to see how we can help you.
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