Norfolk, VA (August 12, 2021) – Norfolk Fire-Rescue authorities say that a person has died after a house fire broke out in the Norfolk area on Thursday morning, August 12.
Initial reports stated that one person was found dead after a house fire occurred around 12:50 a.m. in the 3500 block of Somme Avenue. Upon arrival at the scene, first responders noted high heat and heavy smoke focused around the garage and found the victim on a secondary search. It took crews more than an hour to get the fire under control.
Officials haven’t released the victim’s identity, though a neighbor says a couple lived in the house where the fire happened. A firefighter was also taken to an area medical center for possible heat exhaustion but was eventually released. No other serious injuries were reported in the incident, but authorities say one other person was displaced by the blaze.
The Fire Marshal is still investigating the cause of the fire and has not released further details at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this incident. We hope for their full recovery.
Residential Fire Deaths in Virginia
Tens of thousands of Americans are negatively impacted by fires yearly. Whether people are victimized in house fires, at their place of employment, or on another person’s property, these incidents can result in the loss of property and overwhelmingly painful injuries. Although numerous fires are caused by negligence, there are some instances where fires are a result of defective appliances, faulty electrical work, and even heating or air conditioning systems.
People who are injured in fires often require immediate medical attention. In addition to severe burns, victims often sustain internal organ damages as a result of smoke inhalation. The impacts of fires and injuries are far-reaching. Many victims are left permanently scarred and have difficulties moving forward, both mentally and physically, after being harmed.
In some cases, victims are able to pursue legal options to obtain compensation to help alleviate the impact of lost wages, medical treatment, and other financial burdens they face. Working with a burn injury attorney in Norfolk, Virginia can help to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. You may be entitled to compensation to help cover the financial burdens you face from medical treatment and other expenses.
Attorney Ron Kramer at Virginia Beach Law Firm is well-versed and skilled at handling even some of the most complex personal injury claims imaginable. With keen attention to detail, our wrongful death attorneys in Norfolk are able to review your personal injury case and identify all liable parties to pursue.
Our team is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of our clients and fighting to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries after being harmed. If you have been injured in a fire, contact our Virginia Beach Law Firm at (757) 802-4662 to meet with our team to discuss legal options available to you. Schedule a free consultation with our team at your earliest convenience to discuss legal options available for you.
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