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Rockford, WI (November 6, 2019) – There was a house fire on Saturday afternoon November 2nd, on the southeast side of Rockford. Sources have reported that one person suffered smoke inhalation.

Rockford fire crews came to the scene at approximately 2:00 p.m. on November 2nd. The incident took place at 1311 28th Street. The injured party was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It is unclear at this time what led to the fire. Authorities have indicated that the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.

House Fires in Rockford

In 2017, there were over 370,000 residential fires in the United States. More than half of them, approximately 51.6% started when someone was cooking, 9.1% from heating, 7.1% from unintentional causes, 6.5% from an electrical malfunction. The majority of fires in the United States are residential fires. Approximately 29.1% of all fires are residential according to FEMA.

Injuries from fires can be devastating and disfiguring. The treatment plan and recovery is often long and arduous which is why it is important that you seek legal guidance as soon as possible to ensure the best outcome in your personal injury claim. In very serious fires, death can also result. The Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are the Janesville wrongful death attorneys you need to fight aggressively on your behalf. When fires are caused by negligence and you have sustained injuries we will fight to protect your legal rights.

The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will take the time to review your accident experience and provide you with options to move forward with a personal injury claim. Don’t wait to have your case examined by an experienced attorney. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 for residents of Illinois. Our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will see to it that 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.