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Midvale, UT (April 16, 2021) – Firefighters from the Unified Fire Authority responded to a call notifying them that an apartment building in Midvale was on fire and people were trapped inside on Friday, April 16th.   

Reports show that at about 12:30 p.m., fire crews were dispatched to the Chelsea Park Apartments in the 7300 block of Catalpa Street.

A total of 34 apartments were evacuated, the majority of which sustained smoke and fire damage. Two of the units sustained water damage as well.

Three victims were transported via ambulance to a local hospital in order to be treated for injuries associated with smoke inhalation.

Although several pets were rescued from the blaze, one cat died during the fire.   

Officers from animal control, Unified Police, the Sandy Fire Department, and the Murray Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Injuries Caused by Apartment Fires in Midvale

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for landlords, managers, and property owners to take shortcuts so they can increase their profits in spite of the risks it will pose to residents. If negligence by one of these people aided the fire in any way, you could have a valid claim against them. A skilled personal injury attorney will fully investigate the events preceding it and recognize any plausible violations like:

  • Failing to properly inspect and repair extinguishers, smoke alarms, overhead sprinklers, and other fire prevention and detection devices
  • Failing to operate in accordance with fire and building codes
  • Failing to fix or replace faulty and/or damaged appliances, electrical wires, gas lines, or other potential sources of fire in a timely fashion

For your claim to be successful, you need to prove that the fire was caused by someone else’s negligence. An experienced attorney will know how to investigate the incident, review insurance and real estate documents, and analyze damages and other evidence to ascertain who might be statutorily liable for your injuries or the death of a family member.

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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