Sherman, MS (June 12, 2022) - One person died in a house fire on the night of Tuesday, June 7th in Sherman.
Fire crews and paramedics were dispatched to the scene in the area of Jones Street and Third Avenue.
The Pontotoc County Fire Coordinator confirmed that the victim has been identified as 90-year-old Marvin Watkins.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
No further details have been made available.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Marvin Watkins, at this time.
Structure Fires in Mississippi
Several thousand people are seriously hurt or killed in structure fires in Mississippi every year. Those lucky enough to survive their fire-related injuries will have no choice but to endure an extended hospital stay and will be unable to return to their jobs for weeks, months, or maybe ever, which will have a negative impact on virtually every part of their lives.
The most frequent injuries resulting from structure fires include first, second, and third-degree burns, health problems resulting from heavy smoke inhalation, and death.
Many factors can lead to injuries and fatalities caused by residential fires. The most frequent forms of negligence that cause these fires are:
- Code violations by a subcontractor or contractor
- Faulty fire suppression devices
- Inadequate flame-retardant products
- Defective or broken smoke alarms
- Outdated or faulty electrical wiring.
A dependable Mississippi personal injury attorney will help you develop a solid claim, make sure you know what your rights are, and ensure that the person responsible is held accountable for their negligence.
When you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident, or in any way due to the negligence of another person, it is imperative that you protect your rights.
Contact our Mississippi personal injury attorneys today at (601) 487-0555 to discuss your case and learn what our team of lawyers can do for you.
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