Durham, NC (January 5, 2021) – Around 5 a.m. on Tuesday morning, January 4, a fatal house fire took place in Durham.
According to police, one person inside the home left combustible materials too close to an electric space heater. Smoke and flames immediately started to show out of the home in a wooded area on Hilltop Drive, around the area of Felix Street.
Due to the extent of the fire, approximately 40 firefighters were present at the scene. Energy crews also responded, as a live wire was exposed and sparking due to the fire. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire within minutes but the home was a complete loss.
A total of five people were in the home at the time of the fire. Two men and two dogs inside the home were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people were seriously injured. One of those victims was identified as an adult woman, who was resuscitated and taken to Duke Hospital. The other injured victim, an adult male, was taken to the UNC Burn Center.
The investigation into the circumstances of the fire continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
House Fires in North Carolina
North Carolina is no stranger to house fires, which sometimes result in fatal results to those involved. In 2018, in fact, it is estimated that approximately 133 victims were killed in these incidents throughout the state of North Carolina. Many others were left with burn injuries and SMOKE INHALATION INJURIES. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of a house fire, it is essential that you seek the immediate help of an accident attorney in your time of need.
Many people are unsure about where they can turn after they have lost someone they love in a North Carolina house fire. Your life could be turned upside-down in the blink of an eye. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to keep up with the bills that pile up against you. It is important that you seek the help of a North Carolina wrongful death attorney who can help you every step of the way. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in accidents at www.riccilawnc.com.
Our attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, PA are here to help you after you have lost someone you love in an accident. Fires can impact your life in many ways, especially if one happened unexpectedly and took somebody closest to you. It is important that you seek immediate legal help after a fire so that you can move forward. Please contact an accident attorney in North Carolina at (252) 777-2222 to find out how we can help you.
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