Rockford, IL (March 16, 2020) – Two people were killed in an apartment fire in Rockford, Illinois early Saturday morning, March 14th. An apartment located in downtown Rockford at the 722 block of North 2nd Street caught on fire. The Rockford Fire Department arrived at the scene to combat the blaze.
First responders who entered the south side of the building found two people unconscious inside. The man and woman were quickly taken to a local hospital for treatment where they were later pronounced dead. A pet inside the home is believed to have been also killed in the blaze.
Those on the north side of the apartment were able to escape safely. It is believed at this time that the fire was accidental. An investigation into the incident is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Deadly House Fires in Illinois
A high percentage of burn injuries take place in the home. House fires are often caused by accident, such as a defective consumer product, a gas leak, or the faulty installation of an appliance. House fires are extremely tragic for those involved and often result in serious injuries or death.
On average, fire departments in the United States respond to nearly 354,400 house fires each year. Annually, an estimated 2,620 civilian deaths are the result of house fires. The loss of a loved one in a fire is devastating, and the victim’s families often have to take on the resulting financial damages.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we’ve helped countless families recover after losing a loved one. We can help you investigate the incident and determine who is at fault for a deadly accident. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case with a skilled Illinois wrongful death lawyer.
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