Medford, NJ (January 21, 2022) – Burlington County officials confirmed that a woman was killed in a fatal house fire in Medford on Thursday evening, January 20.
Officials confirmed that the fire happened in a home on Taunton Boulevard. Fire crews arrived at the scene after they received calls about smoke and fire pouring out of a two-story home. When they arrived at the scene, they started to put out the fire but it took an hour or so to get it completely under control. The house was severely damaged as a result.
Paramedics and numerous other local responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. When fire crews were able to get inside, the found a woman on the second floor of the home. The woman, identified as a 74-year-old who lived in the home, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The area was blocked off for an extended period of time as fire crews worked to bring the fire under control.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
House Fires in New Jersey
Fires break out almost weekly in New Jersey, some of which occur in residential areas and some of which break out in commercial areas. These fires break out due to many different reasons, some of which fall onto the negligence of others. New Jersey fires sometimes lead to serious injuries and sometimes take the lives of those involved. In one recent year, it was reported that approximately 47.4% of fires in New Jersey broke out in residential areas. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from fires include smoke inhalation and burn injuries, which sometimes take the lives of those involved. If you have lost a loved one in a fire, you should have the assistance of an attorney on your side.
Losing somebody close to you in a fire can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. The unexpected death of a loved one can shatter your life on both emotional and financial levels. As you grieve the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. If you have suffered from these immense losses, you should never have to worry about how you will move forward. It is imperative that you speak with a Medford wrongful death lawyer who has your best interests in mind.
Medford Wrongful Death Attorneys
At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal fires over the years. You will have to meet certain criteria when it comes to your wrongful death claim. You may not be aware of the legal process and what you will face when it comes to one of these complex claims, which is why we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Medford at (215) 600-0681 for more information on how we can assist you in your time of need.
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