Chicago, IL (October 19, 2020) – A woman was injured and many others were displaced following a house fire in south Chicago on Sunday morning, October 18.
The site of the blaze was reportedly located at a home in the 8300 block of Colfax Avenue. According to reports from the Chicago Fire Department, the incident was reported at around 6:08 a.m. that morning. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene to combat the fire and aid involved parties.
One woman was transported to South Shore Hospital for the treatment of smoke inhalation injuries. Seven other residents were displaced due to the fire. No further updates on the incident are currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the blaze is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
House Fires in Chicago
Victims of Chicago structure fires are at risk of suffering from serious injuries. Smoke inhalation injuries can nearly triple the risk of dying due to severe burns. Nearly 73% of fire-related injuries involve house fires. On average, fire departments in the United States respond to hundreds of thousands of residential structure fires each year. More than two thousand civilians are killed in structure fires each year, and more than 11,000 suffer serious injuries.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious house fire is a long and frustrating process, and many crash victims are unprepared to protect their rights. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives and leave Chicago accident victims in a difficult financial and emotional situation. Unfortunately, when victims depend solely on insurance companies to recover lost compensation, they often feel even more alone and confused, making the situation even worse.
That is why you need a qualified Chicago personal injury attorney fighting for your rights after being injured in an Illinois structure fire. At /, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients, and we have a proven track record of helping the people of Illinois recover after a serious accident. If you have been unfairly injured in a Chicago house fire, give one of our qualified personal injury attorneys a call today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for you.
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