Portland, OR – Fire on Southeast Powell Blvd Claims One Life and Leaves One InjuredOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (March 19, 2021) – A fire incident reported early Tuesday morning in Portland resulted in fatal injuries. Just before 2 a.m., on March 16, Portland Fire & Rescue crews were called to the site of a fire incident on Southeast Powell Boulevard.
Reports from PFR show that an older-model van-style RV caught on fire in the 13700 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard during the morning hours. The flames overtook the RV, causing severe damage.
One person and a dog inside the RV were fatally injured. A second person was rushed to a local hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. Firefighters battled the flames extensively before declaring the incident under control. At this time, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this incident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Fire Incidents in Oregon
Fire incidents impact the lives of thousands of people across the state of Oregon each year. Many incidents result in the loss of property and possessions, forcing people to begin their lives over. Hundreds of people involved in accidents are left with debilitating injuries that require medical treatment and hospitalization. Regrettably, not everyone recovers from their injuries. In fact, many people end up passing away as a result of injuries sustained in these unimaginable incidents. Losing a loved one in a fire incident can have an overwhelming impact on surviving relatives.
Not only are bereaved families forced to endure the emotional challenges of losing a loved one, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, tackle burial costs, and move forward without an income they have grown to depend on. When victims lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the legal guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Oregon as soon as possible. Working with a reputable and responsive legal team is a family’s best bet for recovering.
The Oregon premises liability attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of combined experience working with families in the aftermath of fatal incidents. Our team strives to help families protect their legal rights moving forward. We keep the best interests of our clients in mind as we put together the strongest legal claim possible to present their case and fight to get them the justice they deserve. If your loved one has lost their life in a fire incident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at your earliest convenience. Our team can be reached at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. We are available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover. Don’t wait. Call us today to see how we can help you.
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