Durham, NC (July 4, 2021) – Authorities have released further details after an apartment fire occurred in Durham on Monday evening, June 28, in the Durham area.
Officers said that one person was hurt after jumping from the Durham apartment fire. Durham fire rescue units said that their department responded to the incident, which occurred at the 1700 block of East Cornwallis Road just before 8:00 p.m. Two residents escaped the blaze by climbing onto a roof over their door and jumping to the ground. One occupant sustained a leg injury as a result of their fall and was transported to an area medical center via ambulance. The other victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Crews were able to get the fire under control quickly, though they said that there was extensive smoke and fire damage to the first and second floors of the building. No other residents sustained serious injuries, and the two injured residents were being assisted by the American Red Cross.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for a full recovery for all involved.
Fire & Burn Injuries in North Carolina
Fires break out every single day in the state of North Carolina, some of which happen in residential areas and others that happen in commercial areas. These incidents can typically be prevented but, when they do occur, they lead to extensive harm. In some cases, serious injuries such as smoke inhalation and burn injuries occur. However, in other cases, lives are taken in these accidents due to the reckless acts of others. It is never easy for families to face the loss of a loved one taken too soon in a fire. If you have lost someone closest to you, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney about your options.
Families are typically left feeling alone after they have lost a loved one in a fatal fire. As you grieve the unexpected loss of a loved one after one of these incidents, you should never have to worry about how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you and your family. You will likely wonder where you can turn during these difficult times, which is why you should have legal help by your side. It is crucial that you speak with a North Carolina wrongful death attorney that you can trust during these times.
Our North Carolina accident attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here for you after you and your family have suffered the loss of a loved one due to an accident. Fires are completely preventable but continue to happen every year due to the reckless acts of others. If you have suffered from these losses, you may be feeling confused and concerned about the future outcome of your claim. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation to cover medical expenses, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 for more information on your legal options.
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