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April 17, 2024

Norco, LA – Elderly Man Killed in House Fire on Spruce St

April 17, 2024

Norco, LA (July 10, 2021) – A house fire in St. Charles Parish caused the death of the 90-year-old homeowner. According to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal, the fire broke out at about 5:45 a.m. in the 500 block of Spruce Street.

When firefighters entered the home, they located the victim in a doorway connecting a bedroom and the hallway. Although an official cause of death and formal identification are pending with the St. Charles Parish Coroner’s Office, the victim is thought to be the 90-year-old, disabled homeowner.

Deputies ascertained that the fire started in a bedroom that was next to the room the victim was trying to escape from. At this time, deputies have identified an electrical malfunction associated with an active space heater as the source of the fire.

The fire marshal confirmed that smoke alarms were installed in the home, but it has not been confirmed that they were in working order.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.

Fatal House Fires in Norco

7.10 Norco, LA - Elderly Man Killed in House Fire on Spruce St

Thousands of victims suffer from serious injuries caused by house fires every year. Many people who survive burn injuries will have to endure lengthy hospitalizations and, until they have fully healed, will be unable to return to work. Both of these obstacles can negatively affect their lives and the lives of their family. Along with burn injuries, the victims of house fires are also susceptible to respiratory problems arising from massive smoke inhalation and death.

The injury accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm in Louisiana are totally focused on helping their clients recover without having to worry about their legal rights. When families unexpectedly lose one of their own in a tragic yet preventable accident, we do everything in our power to increase their chances of being awarded the financial compensation to which Louisiana law says they are entitled. 

When people are gravely injured in any type of accident that originated with the disregard, negligence, or maliciousness of another person, their immediate family members are entitled to file a claim of wrongful death with a Louisiana wrongful death attorney right away.  

For grieving families, the cornerstone of a successful lawsuit is having a strong legal team on their side; one that is devoted to supporting and advising you from beginning to end. Our personal injury attorneys in Louisiana work diligently to help safeguard the legal rights and best interests of our clients. 

If your loved one was killed during any kind of accident, get in touch with our personal injury attorneys in Louisiana as soon as possible. Speak with someone on our team by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222, and asking us to schedule your no-obligation case review so you can learn about your legal options.

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Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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