Woodbury, NJ (January 13, 2022) – Around 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, January 13, a house fire broke out in Woodbury that took the life of a victim.
Gloucester County officials reported that the fire broke out in a home on Tatum Street. The two-story home erupted in flames and smoke, even spreading to the homes next to it. The home was so badly burned that it collapsed at some point as fire crews were trying to put out the fire. Neighbors told fire crews that they believe that there was an explosion in the area before they saw the flames.
Numerous responders were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. A 54-year-old woman who was inside the home when it caught fire was pronounced dead at the scene. Several people were also injured including two men, a woman, and a 1-month-old baby. One of the men was flown to a burn unit due to severe injuries.
Due to the severity of the fire, the area was blocked off for a period of time. Fire crews did not bring the fire completely under control until approximately 6:30 a.m.
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 victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Fires in New Jersey
House fires break out in the blink of an eye within the state of New Jersey. Every year in the entirety of the U.S., it is estimated that approximately 358,000 houses caught fire due to the reckless acts of others. In 2018, approximately 2.5 civilians were killed out of every 1,000 house fires. The truth is, many of these fires can be prevented but continue to happen due to the reckless acts of others. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from house fires include smoke inhalation and burn injuries. Though these injuries sometimes land victims in the hospital, they are also known for taking the lives of those involved when severe enough. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fire, you should always have the help of an attorney on your side.
The loss of a loved one taken too soon by a fire can affect your life in many ways. As you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. It is never easy to face these losses on your own and you may be left with a variety of questions that you cannot answer on your own. Luckily, you can move forward with the assistance of a Woodbury wrongful death attorney on your side.
Woodbury Fire Accident Attorneys
Losing somebody close to you can impact your life both emotionally and financially, which is why our attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are here for you. We believe that you have every right to hold a party liable for the loss of your loved one. Our attorneys can assist you along the often problematic path toward compensation for a wide array of financial damages. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in Woodbury at (215) 600-0681 for more information on how we can assist you.
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