Bountiful, UT (May 17, 2021) – The man who died in a Bountiful house fire on Friday, May 14th has been identified by authorities as 61-year-old Scott E. Moore.
Fire crews were dispatched to the scene of a house fire near Maple Hollow Way and 1800 South.
The fire was in the basement but firefighters were forced to evacuate due to high heat, low visibility, and floor and roof collapse.
One of the people thought to be inside was accounted for. The body of the second, an adult man later identified as Moore, was found in the basement.
A firefighter was also injured and transported to a local hospital.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Scott E. Moore, 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 was 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.
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