Philadelphia, PA (February 19, 2022) – One person was injured in an apartment fire that took place near an intersection in Philadelphia.
According to Philadelphia officials, the incident took place at an apartment complex located at the intersection of Torresdale Avenue and Bridge Street. The fire broke out in the early morning hours. When fire crews arrived at the scene, they found a portion of the apartment complex fully involved. This led to extensive damages to the apartment until fire crews were able to bring the fire under control.
Paramedics and numerous other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. One person, who has not yet been identified, was injured in the fire. The injured party was rushed to Saint Christopher’s Hospital for treatment of their unknown injuries.
The area was blocked near the intersection for some time as fire crews worked to bring the fire under control.
The investigation into the circumstances of the fire continues. Police will update as more information becomes available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Apartment Fires in Pennsylvania
Fires break out in the blink of an eye throughout the state of Pennsylvania. In just 2020 in the entire U.S., it is estimated that approximately 490,500 structure fires took place, which led to approximately 13,000 civilian injuries. Fires break out in both residential and commercial areas. Residential fires are capable of causing immense harm to those involved. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from fires include smoke inhalation and burn injuries. These injuries are sometimes so severe that they can affect victims for years or even take the lives of those involved. If you have been hurt in a fire caused by another party, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can rely on.
Injuries caused by a fire can affect your life for weeks, months, or even years to come. Because of this, you should have the assistance of an attorney on your side. You will have to show the following aspects if you want to be successful in a claim:
- The party owed a duty of care
- The party breached this duty of care through their negligent actions
- The breach in duty led to an accident
- The accident led to injuries
These aspects exist when you have been hurt in a fire. Because of this, you should speak with a Philadelphia personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Philadelphia Fire Accident Attorneys
Our attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are here to help you move forward after you have been hurt in a fire caused by another party’s negligence. We understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet after a fire. Our attorneys can help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of financial aspects. You should never have to stand alone after being hurt in a fire. Please do not hesitate to contact a fire accident attorney in Philadelphia at (215) 600-0681 for more information on how we can assist you.
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