Pottstown, PA (February 21, 2022) – Around 1:43 a.m. on Monday morning, February 21, one person was killed in a fatal house fire in Pottstown.
According to local officials, the accident happened at 318 Chestnut Street. A fire broke out suddenly in one home and spread quickly to another home. The first home became fully engulfed and the individuals inside struggled to get out. One person inside the home, as well as three others, were able to get out. One of the neighbors had to jump from a second-story window to safety.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. One person, identified as an adult female, was pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries caused by the fire. The victim who jumped out of the window was taken to a trauma center for treatment of their injuries.
The area was blocked for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the area.
No further details have been released. The investigation into the circumstances of the fire continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal House Fires in Pennsylvania
Every year in the U.S., approximately 358,500 house fires occur due to an array of reasons. Fires break out in many areas, both residential and commercial in nature. Residential fires are capable of causing extensive harm to those who live inside these homes. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from house fires include smoke inhalation and burn injuries. These injuries are sometimes so severe that they land victims in the hospital or cause them to lose their lives. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal fire, you have options. It is important that you speak with an attorney that you can trust in your time of need.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in a variety of ways. If you have sustained these enormous losses, you may wonder how you can move forward. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you should never have to worry about the bills that continue to pile up against you. Losing a loved one is never easy to face. You and your family should be prepared to speak with a dedicated Pottstown wrongful death attorney who has your best interests in mind.
Pottstown Wrongful Death Attorneys
At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we are here to help you if you have lost someone you love in a fatal house fire. We believe that you have every right to hold a responsible party liable for the harm that they have caused you in an accident. If you have lost someone close to you in a fire, you may wonder where you can turn. We will help you obtain compensation for a wide array of financial damages, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
If you have lost someone you love in a fire caused by another party’s reckless acts, you should act immediately. Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Pottstown at (215) 600-0681 for more information on how we can assist you.
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