Rockford, IL (December 13, 2019) – A fire at an apartment complex at 2330 Kilburn Ave. took place on Friday, December 13th.
Witnesses on say they saw occupants inside of the building evacuating. The fire was called in just after 12:00 p.m. The Rockford Police Department and the Rockford Fire Department were on the scene.
At least one person sustained burn injuries. The severity of the burns is not known.
The cause of the fire is unknown and the RPD continues to investigate.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Fire Accidents In Rockford
Fire injuries can have lifetime repercussions such as disfiguration, mental trauma, and emotional stress. Most fires are due to everyday activities such as simply making dinner. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, reports that in 2017 cooking caused 51.6 percent of all residential structure fires. Heating issues caused 9.7 percent while unintentional behaviors were responsible for 7.1 percent and 6.5 percent were caused by electrical malfunctioning. That same year 30.4 percent of all non-residential fires were also due to cooking, while 11.1 percent was from carelessness and 9.8 percent was from intentional causes.
It can be extremely difficult for victims to recover from fire injuries both physically and emotionally. The Janesville personal injury attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices understand these challenges and we care about protecting victims’ rights. We will take on the insurance companies so that those who are recovering from serious burn injuries will see their full legal justice.
The Roscoe personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to provide you the legal representation you need to build a successful personal injury claim. Call us today to discuss your situation during a completely free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will answer all of your questions and work with you so your best interests are represented.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.