Rockford, IL (November 7, 2019) – According to sources, there was a structure fire that took place at about 10:00 p.m. on Sunday night. The incident occurred near the 700 block of Island Avenue. The fire was said to have fully engulfed the structure in Rockford.
Sources indicate that at least one individual sustained burn injuries and was transported to the emergency room for treatment. The severity of the burn injuries has not been made public and the identity of the victim is unknown at this time.
Police are investigating the cause of the fire.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Structure Fires In Rockford
According to FEMA, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that residential structure fires are not the leading cause of fires in the country but they are responsible for a good majority of damages. Residential structure fires account for approximately 25% of all fires in the country. These fires make up 83% of all fire deaths, 77% of all fire injuries, and 64% of all direct monetary costs. Victims of fires that have burn injuries may need long-term care to help them recover both physically and mentally.
Fires are disastrous and it is quite challenging to move forward and recover after you have sustained burn injuries. The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices understand these challenges. We care for our fellow residents in Wisconsin and Illinois and when they have been injured in an accident that was not their fault, we seek to help them see their full legal justice. Our Janesville serious injury attorneys will fight on your behalf to ensure that your best interests are protected.
The Janesville wrongful death lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will guide you through the personal injury claim process and answer all of your questions along the way. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will help you with your personal injury claim.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
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.