Chicago, IL (November 23, 2020) – On Sunday afternoon, November 22, two victims were injured following a structure fire in the Englewood area of Chicago.
The site of the blaze was reportedly located at a two-story building in the 5726 block of S. Sangamon Street. Local authorities reported that the fire broke out at around 2 p.m. Firefighters and emergency responders were called to the scene to render aid to the injured parties.
Firefighters were able to rescue two occupants from inside the building. Both were transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center for the treatment of sustained injuries. No updates on their conditions are currently available.
No further information on the incident is currently available. Local authorities are investigating the cause of the fire at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Residential Structure Fires in Chicago
Victims involved in serious house or structure fires are at increased risk of suffering from life-threatening injuries, like third-degree burns and smoke inhalation. Across the United States, fire departments respond to an estimated 354,400 residential structure fires per year. These fires contribute to nearly 2,000 civilian fatalities and 12,000 civilian injuries annually. Over one-quarter of reported fires take place at homes or residences.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious Chicago structure fire is a long and frustrating process, and many accident 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 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 car accident. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., 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 car accident. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois 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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