Salt Lake City, UT (May 31, 2022) – One resident was killed and two more sustained injuries after an overnight fire at an apartment complex in Salt Lake City on Monday, May 30th.
Two of the building’s residents were transported to an area hospital, one in serious condition, the other critical. The rest of the building’s occupants were displaced.
At about 2:00 a.m., the Salt Lake City Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at the Silverado Apartments in the 200th block of 300 East.
Reports show that three firefighters also received non-critical injuries in the performance of their duties. One was hospitalized with an exertion injury, one sustained an injury to his ankle, and one endured minor hand trauma.
Officials said that the cause of the fire was accidental but did not elaborate.
Others who live in the immediate area reported hearing a small blast, followed by a much larger one that shook the entire block.
Authorities have declined to confirm if it was an explosion, and, if so, whether it had anything to do with the fire.
The fire was brought under control by 8:30 a.m. and the roadway was reopened.
The Red Cross aided the displaced residents.
No additional details were available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Several thousand victims sustain injuries caused by residential fires every year. Most victims who endure fire-related injuries will have to undergo multiple medical treatments. Additionally, until they are completely healed, they will not be able to work. Both of these hurdles can negatively impact their lives and their families’ lives as well.
Along with burn injuries, victims who survive residential fires are also susceptible to respiratory problems resulting from smoke inhalation, as well as contusions, lacerations, and broken bones sustained while trying to escape the smoke and flames.
Fires break out for many reasons. Salt Lake City and its adjacent communities are known for their heavy fire season that begins mid-summer. Unfortunately, fires are not just a force of nature. Far too often, they are caused by malicious or negligent people.
When victims are hurt in fire-related accidents, it is important that they seek legal advice from a knowledgeable and skilled Utah burn injury attorney as quickly as possible. When victims are injured in fires, through no fault of their own, they are usually eligible to pursue compensation from the at-fault party to mitigate the financial costs they face for medical treatment, lost wages, property repairs, and a variety of other economic and non-economic damages.
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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