Chicago, IL (September 16, 2020) – On Tuesday night, September 15, six people were injured following a fire in a high-rise apartment complex in Chicago.
According to reports from the Chicago Police Department, the blaze occurred on the 32nd floor of a building at the 400 block of East Randolph Street. The call came into authorities at around 12:30 a.m. The fire is believed to have been caused due to electrical issues and was contained to a single unit.
Emergency responders were able to extinguish the fire without evacuating the building. A couple in the unit, a 69-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man, were hospitalized at Stroger Hospital for the treatment of serious injuries.
Four other people in neighboring units were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment. One pet was reportedly killed in the fire. No further updates are available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the fire is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Apartment Fire Injuries in Chicago
Residential fires cost American billions of dollars a year, contributing to $6.9 billion in direct property damage annually. Those involved in a house fire risk suffering from serious injuries such as smoke inhalation or third-degree burns. Fire departments across the country respond to an average of 354,000 residential fires each year. An estimated 2,620 civilians are killed in home structure fires each year, and another 11,220 suffer injuries.
House fire victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect them after being injured. Generally, most people do not have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in a house fire. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Illinois personal injury attorney can help you pursue a claim and recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
With a combined experience of more than a century in personal injury law, Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has the knowledge and drive to achieve results for those injured due to the negligence of others. Our Chicago personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping people restore their lives after they have suffered serious accidents. If you have been injured in an Illinois house fire, we encourage you to contact our law firm today at (312) 425-0401. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
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