Portland, OR – Teen Fatally Injured in Fire on NE Stillers Mill RdOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (January 27, 2021) – A fire incident in the Yamhill section of Portland claimed one teen’s life on Sunday evening. On January 23, nearly fifty firefighters from Amity, Carlton, Dundee, McMinnville, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, and Gaston were called to the site of a fire incident in the 17800 block of NE Stillers Mill Road.
Reports from authorities show that a fire broke out in a single-wide mobile home due to unknown circumstances. Firefighters began to rapidly battle the blaze as soon as they arrived at the scene. The Yamhill Police and Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office also responded to provide assistance at the scene.
The fire quickly spread to nearby outbuildings before being taken under control. No firefighters were injured during the process. Authorities did confirm that a 13-year-old boy, who was a seventh-grader at Yamhill-Carlton Intermediate School, was killed in the incident. At this time, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the teen who lost his 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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