Fort Polk, LA – Child Killed in Fire on Palmetto Terrace
Fort Polk, LA (April 30, 2021) – One child has lost their life as a result of a fire incident in Fort Polk late Tuesday evening. At around 8:49 p.m., on April 27, emergency crews were called to the scene of a fire incident on Palmetto Terrace.
According to reports, a residential fire occurred during the evening hours that prompted the response of several local firefighters. Crews arrived at the scene and began to aggressively battle the blaze. Within a short time, crews were able to take control of the fire. However, one minor was located in the home with severe injuries.
The child was pronounced deceased at the scene due to the extent of injuries. At this time, investigations surrounding the cause of the fire are underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the child who lost their life in this incident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Fire Incidents in Louisiana
Fires across the United States claim the lives of tens of thousands of people across the United States. Here in Louisiana, residential structure fires account for 9.1 deaths of out every 1,000 fires reported. These incidents cause massive destruction to those involved, having both immediate and long-term consequences.
Although fires can occur for a variety of reasons, the majority are caused by negligence, defective wiring, and faulty appliances. Not only do fire incidents cause massive structural damage to the homes and businesses of those involved, but they often claim the lives of unexpected victims. When people are fatally injured in fires, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Louisiana as soon as possible. Families may have an array of legal options available to help them recover.
Working with a responsive, knowledgeable, and aggressive legal team can help to ensure families are able to move forward in the best way possible. Our team at Smiley Law Firm truly cares about the well-being of our clients. When families lose loved ones in fire incidents, we strive to provide them with the best chances of getting the justice they deserve. It is important that you have a team by your side that is committed to guiding and assisting you every step of the way. Our personal injury attorneys in Louisiana are truly concerned about our clients. For this reason, we work diligently to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries and get the justice they deserve. If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a house fire, reach out to our premises liability attorneys in Louisiana at your earliest convenience. By calling our team at 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, we can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience to explore the legal options available to you.
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