Portland, OR – Two Injured in Apartment Fire on Southeast Stark StOregon Legal News
Portland, OR (May 23, 2021) – A fire incident reported in the Portland area ended in injuries. Just after 1 a.m., on Thursday, May 20, emergency crews were requested at the scene of an accident on Southeast Stark Street.
Reports from the Portland Fire & Rescue indicate that a major fire broke out at an apartment complex located in the 16000 block of Southeast Stark Street during the early morning hours. The fire caused moderate damage to the structure, which expanded to the exterior area.
Firefighters responded to the scene and immediately went to work on battling the blaze. Within a short period, crews rang a second alarm to request further assistance. The fire spread to two units, causing heavy damage.
Two people inside the apartment complex, identified as a male and a female, were transported to area hospitals for the treatment of injuries. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Fire Incidents in Portland, Oregon
Every year, fires across the United States send tens of thousands of people to area hospitals with injuries. In many cases, structures suffer hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. Not only do victims often lose the majority, if not all, of their possessions, but they are often left with severe burn injuries that are painful and debilitating. In many instances, victims are rushed to area hospitals where they undergo emergency medical treatment. Many victims are left with severe injuries that lead to permanent scarring. Muscle and nerve damages are also extremely common after fire incidents, which hinder the ability of victims to perform various tasks, including work. Although there are many things that we can do to prevent fires through safe practices, there are many cases where fires are caused by defective appliances, faulty electricity, and acts of negligence. When victims are injured in fire incidents, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a knowledgeable premises liability attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help cover the losses they face.
The Oregon personal injury attorneys at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience helping victims recover after being injured. Our team will begin investigating your case immediately to determine the cause of the fire. We will then use this knowledge to identify all liable parties so you can recover. Our team will put together a solid case on your behalf to demonstrate how and why the fire occurred and that the at-fault party should pay. Our team fights aggressively to ensure our clients are able to recover so they can get the medical care they need and replace lost belongings. If you have been injured as a result of a fire, contact our personal injury attorneys in Portland as soon as possible. Contact our law firm at (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 to schedule a free case review at your earliest convenience.
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