Mullica, NJ (February 25, 2022) – Two people were killed in a fatal house fire that took place in a home in Mullica on Sunday, February 20.
Mullica Township Police confirmed that the fire broke out in a home at 1500 Hamburg Avenue around 12 a.m. When fire crews arrived at the scene, they found that the home was completely engulfed in flames and smoke. They also discovered that three residents were able to get out of the home but two people were trapped in the basement. They attempted to rescue the residents but were unable to successfully do so.
Several responders, including paramedics, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Both of the people inside the basement, who have not yet been identified, were tragically pronounced dead due to injuries caused by the fire. A family pet was also killed in the fire.
The area was blocked off for an extended period of time. Fire crews brought the fire under control within the hour.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the fire continues.
Fatal House Fires in New Jersey
Fires break out every hour of the day throughout the state of New Jersey. Every year in the entire U.S., in fact, it is estimated that approximately 385,500 house fires break out due to the careless acts of others. Hundreds of lives are taken due to fires that break out in both residential and commercial areas in New Jersey every year. It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one due to an unexpected fire. These incidents turn lives upside-down in the blink of an eye. If you have sustained the loss of a loved one due to a house fire, you should have the help of an experienced attorney on your side.
A house fire can happen within seconds and, within minutes, engulf an entire home. Some of the most common causes of house fires include the following:
- Faulty appliances and wiring
- Improperly installed gas lines
- Damages to gas lines
- Chimney flues that are clogged
- Malfunctioning furnaces
If you believe that a third party’s negligent actions have led to a fatal fire, you and your family may wonder where you can turn. You should never have to worry about the financial aspects of your claim as you are grieving the loss of your loved one. It is important that you speak with a dedicated Mullica wrongful death attorney in your dire time of need.
Mullica Wrongful Death Attorneys
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many ways, which is why our attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are here to help you move forward. We understand how overwhelming a fire can be both emotionally and financially if you have suffered immense losses. Our attorneys are here to help you work toward the compensation that you deserve for a wide array of aspects. You should never have to stand alone after losing somebody closest to you. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Mullica at (215) 600-0681 for more information on how we can help you.
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