Sims, NC (December 22, 2020) – Late on Monday night, December 21, a woman was killed in a fatal house fire that took place in Sims.
According to police and the Sims Volunteer Fire Department, the fire started around 11:55 p.m. on a home at 6600 Wall Street in Sims. A neighbor noticed the flames showing through the home and made the call.
When fire crews went inside the home after extinguishing the fire, they found the body of a woman. The victim, identified as 61-year-old Sheila Renee Brown, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation into the circumstances leading up to the fire continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fires in North Carolina
Every year, many individuals experience fires that break out in either commercial or residential settings. In 2018 alone, it was determined that approximately 133 people lost their lives as a result of fires within the state. These fires tend to lead to catastrophic injuries in victims including smoke inhalation and burn injuries, many of which lead to fatalities due to their severity. Losing somebody that you love in an unexpected fire can impact your life in many ways. As a result, you should have the help of an attorney on your side.
Families may wonder where they can turn after they have lost somebody due to an accident that is not their fault. Fires can be absolutely devastating and turn your life upside-down, especially if you have lost somebody close to you as a result. Luckily, there are options available for families. As you grieve the sudden loss of a loved one, you have every right to seek compensation for a wide array of aspects. You should always be prepared to speak with a North Carolina wrongful death attorney after losing a loved one in an accident of any kind.
For years, our North Carolina accident attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in serious accidents. Nobody ever expects a fatal fire to break out in their home, turning their life upside-down. If you have lost somebody close to you, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay for a wide array of damages. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out what options are available for you.
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