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Bayou Vista — Suspicious House Fire Prompts Shelter in Place Order

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 10:30 pm    

At around on 8:30 a.m. Sunday, February 17, 2019, a suspicious house fire broke out in the canal community of Bayou Vista in Galveston County, Texas.

The fire occurred at a house on Pompano Street, and when the Bayou Vista Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the scene, they had difficulty entering the house because of the way it was secured. To make matters worse, a large amount of debris and household items were stacked throughout the house, adding fuel for the flames. The blaze was hard to control, so Bayou Vista Mayor Daniel Konyha issued a shelter-in-place order.

The fire was eventually brought under control at around 10:30 a.m. There was no one at home at the time of the fire.

Texas Police Chief Jimmie Gillane stated that the fire was suspicious because officials had a difficult time reaching the homeowner.

It is great to hear that no one was injured in this fire. Alas, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Fire accidents like this are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers/explosion accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — Fire Damages Home in Greater Inwood

Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 8:04 pm    

At around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, a fire damaged a house in Greater Inwood, Houston.

According to the Houston Fire Department, the fire began in the kitchen area of a one-story home at Shady Moss Lane and Woodland Trails Drive. Chris Chavez, a 19-year-old resident of the house, said he was sleeping, but he woke up when his sister shouted into his room that there was a fire. He then helped his teenage sister, his toddler nephew, and his parents out of the house. Their four dogs also managed to get out of the house safely.

Though the family was safe from this accident, the house suffered extensive damage. The Houston Fire Department Arson Division is still investigating this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the family in this accident. Alas, they are not the only ones whose lives are affected by a fire. Fire accidents like this are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers/explosion accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Tyler — House Fire Kills Three, Injures Two

Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 3:25 am    

On Friday, February 8, 2019, a house fire in Tyler killed three people and injured two others.

According to the Tyler Fire Department spokesman Paul Findley, firefighters were dispatched to a house in the 1800 block of North Grand Avenue. They broke into the house from the front and the back, and they managed to remove a 40-year-old man, a 60-year-old woman, and 3 children from the house. They were all brought to Tyler hospitals where they were transferred to hospitals in Plano, Fort Worth, and Shreveport.

Sadly, the man and the youngest child died on Saturday, February 9, 2019, while the woman died on Sunday, February 10. The two remaining children are still in intensive care at Cook’s Children Medical Center in Fort Worth. The victims all suffered from smoke inhalation and burns.

Investigation is still underway for this accident, and so far, all that is known is that the fire originated in the living room and the rest of the room had heat damage. The cause of the fire is yet to be known.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the victims of this particular accident. Alas, they are not the only ones who are affected by a fire. Fire accidents like this are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers/explosion accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — Veteran Suffers Burns After House Fire

Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 1:37 am    

At approximately 1 a.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2019, a house fire occurred at Texarkana Street and Port Street, and it left a resident with burns to his arm and hands.

According to initial reports, Marcus Gutierrez, a Vietnam veteran, was just watching TV when suddenly something came through the window. When he turned around to see, he saw a big ball of fire, and he put his hands up to protect himself, but he ended up getting burned right on his hands instead. Luckily, he managed to get out of the house with no other injury, and several cats were also rescued, but not all of them survived.

Firefighters are still investigating this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of the injuries that Gutierrez sustained because of this accident. Alas, he is not the first victim whose life is affected by a fire. Fire accidents are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers/explosion accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Houston — 3-Alarm Fire Rips Through Houston Apartment

Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019 at 6:10 am    

On Friday, February 8, 2019, several apartment homes were charred and others were damaged after a three-alarm fire that occurred in Houston’s Galleria.

The Houston Fire Department Assistant Chief Michael Mire reported that the fire started at approximately 11:20 a.m. at The Plaza on Westheimer near Hillcroft Avenue. According to witnesses who called 911, the fire started in a second-story unit, and then it spread to the top floor just above.

Firefighters immediately began to tackle the blaze, but the cold, northerly winds and the layout of the complex made the task difficult. Because of this, authorities pulled a second alarm on the fire, and then a third one within minutes. At the end of the day, about 75 firefighters were on the scene to help.

Arson investigators are still working to determine how the fire started. There have been no injuries that are reported as of right now. But the families who lived in the apartment complex have been displaced because of this accident.

It is unfortunate to hear of what happened to the families because of this fire accident. Alas, this is not the first time that a fire accident affected the lives of countless people. Fire accidents are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers/explosion accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.


Lubbock — House Fire Kills One Person

Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 1:17 am    

On Monday, February 4, 2019, a fire engulfed a house in Lubbock and killed one person.

According to initial reports, Lubbock Fire crews were dispatched to the 100 block of East Stanford Street at approximately 7 in the morning because of a report of a fire. Upon the arrival, they came to discover that the house and the garage were fully engulfed in flames. Neighbors claimed that there was an explosion inside the house prior to the fire, but Lubbock Fire Rescue is yet to confirm that.

The crews found one person dead at the back of the house.

It is unfortunate to hear of the death of the unidentified victim. Alas, there are countless other victims whose lives are taken away by a fire. Fire accidents are alarmingly common in the United States. Statistics show that in 2017, there were about 1,319,500 fire accidents that occurred in the country, and from that number, 3,400 people died and 14,670 were injured. It has also been noted that in terms of gender, more men die and get injured in fires than women, while in terms of race, African American males and American Indian males have the highest death rates per million population.

Moreover, in 2016, there were three states that had the most number of fire deaths, and these states were California, Texas, and Georgia.

Some of the common causes of fire for both residential buildings and non-residential buildings are cooking, unintentional/careless, intentional, and electric malfunction.

Fires can be incredibly appalling in all aspects for the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers out there who specialize in accidents like this. So, if you are a victim of a fire accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. Fire accident lawyers/explosion accident lawyers will be more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.

If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Kherkher have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.

Note: We report on the types of accidents and injuries our Williams Kherkher has experience handling. Our hearts go out to victims of the accidents described on this blog, and we hope that future accidents, injuries, and deaths can be prevented. These posts are gathered from recent stories in the news. As new developments occur, these stories are often updated. If information contained within this article is false or outdated, please contact us so we can include the new information or make a correction.

Disclaimer: Williams Kherkher hopes that by showing how often catastrophic accidents occur, we can begin a conversation about how to reduce or prevent them. We sincerely hope that the articles on our blog arm readers with the information needed to avoid being involved in such accidents. Content on this blog should not be construed as legal advice.

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