Hattiesburg, MS (October 5, 2021) - Local authorities have identified the woman who was killed in a fire in Hattiesburg on Saturday, October 2.
Later reports revealed that 64-year-old Debra Harper-Lancaster died in the blaze. The incident occurred at a residence located at the 1400 block of Main Street. Firefighters were called to the scene early that morning at around 2:45 a.m.
The house was completely engulfed in flames when emergency responders arrived. One person was able to escape the home. Harper-Lancaster was found dead inside the structure. No further updates on the incident have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly fire is being managed by local officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Debra Harper-Lancaster at this time.
Deadly House Fires in Mississippi
More than 75% of civilian deaths in fires involve residential structure fires. Every year, more than 358,500 dwellings are destroyed by fire, resulting in over 3,000 deaths. A small flame can erupt into a gigantic inferno in less than 30 seconds. The major causes of domestic building fires are cooking, heating equipment, and electrical failure. Every year, fire departments around the country receive over 300,000 structure fire reports. Large fire victims are at risk of major injuries.
When a loved one dies as a result of another party's negligence, wrongful death lawsuits are filed to compensate surviving family members. When a victim dies as a result of a collision, the at-fault party is still liable. Instead, following a deadly car accident, the perpetrator must pay the deceased's family. You can get help when you contact a Mississippi personal injury attorney with years of experience handling wrongful death claims.
Hattiesburg Personal Injury Lawyers
Filing a lawsuit after the death of a loved one is usually the last thing on your mind. However, you are not required to pursue a claim on your own. The Hattiesburg personal injury lawyers at Germany Law Firm PLLC understand that no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one. Following the death of a loved one, our legal team will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
To talk with a Hattiesburg wrongful death lawyer about your case, call (601) 487-0555 right now. We will make every effort to hold anyone responsible for their role in a deadly accident accountable.
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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.