Hattiesburg, MS (October 03, 2021) - One person was killed during a fire that fully engulfed a home in Hattiesburg on Saturday, October 2nd.
The Hattiesburg Police and Hattiesburg Fire Department responded to the scene of a house fire in the 1400 block of Main Street at about 2:45 a.m.
Upon their arrival, firefighters discovered that one person managed to escape from the residence. No additional details about their condition have been released.
After the fire was contained, a search of the rubble uncovered a body.
The Forrest County Deputy Coroner said the identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification. An autopsy will be performed at the Mississippi State Crime Lab.
Members of the State Fire Marshals Office assisted with the incident.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal House Fires in Hattiesburg
Residential structure fires account for more than 80% of fire-related deaths and injuries in the United States. For the ten-year span from 1997 to 2007, an average of 3,000 victims died and a further 15,340 sustained injuries as a result of structure fires each year.
Multiple factors can lead to deaths and injuries caused by house fires. such as a contractor’s code violations, faulty fire suppression equipment, faulty fire-retardant products, defective smoke detectors, and damaged electrical equipment.
In order to be awarded financial compensation after an accident, you will need to show that the carelessness of another person directly contributed to your injuries. This can be tough to accomplish by yourself, and many victims find themselves overwhelmed by the legal process involved in a personal injury case.
Hattiesburg Burn Injury Attorney
A reliable Hattiesburg personal injury lawyer will help you develop a solid claim, make sure you know what your rights are, and ensure that the person responsible is held answerable for their negligence.
When you or a family member has been involved in a Hattiesburg personal injury accident, or in any other way due to the negligence of another person, it is imperative that you protect your rights.
At Germany Law Firm PLLC, we believe in offering excellent legal representation to our clients in order to improve their chances of a successful outcome, and we have a proven track record of helping accident victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their losses following an accident.
Contact our offices today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Mississippi injury accident attorneys can do for you.
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Disclaimer: At Germany Law Firm, PLLC, we provide the information found in these accident reports as a resource for families who have been in similar situations and to raise awareness about the dangers of driving. We would also like to honor the victims who have been injured or lost their life as a result of a Mississippi accident and hope that the information reported will help prevent future accidents. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.