San Antonio, TX (October 12, 2021) – One firefighter was hospitalized with injuries following a fire in San Antonio on Sunday evening, October 10.
At around 7:30 p.m., a fire broke out inside a tire shop located in the 400 block of Zarzamora Street. The fire quickly spread to a vacant convenience store and a residence used as an office next door.
Authorities rushed to the scene to battle the blaze as it poured out of the three buildings.
One firefighter who was working at the scene sustained injuries after embers flew into their eyes. The victim was transported to University Hospital for care.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and declare the incident under control.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full and timely recovery.
Fire Incidents in San Antonio, Texas
Being involved in a fire can have a life-altering impact on a person. This is particularly true in cases where victims are left with serious injuries. Every year, fires across the state of Texas wreak havoc for thousands of people. Texas is currently in the top three states in the nation for fire deaths. Not only do we see hundreds of people lose their lives in fires, but many people are left with severe injuries that result in lasting pain and suffering. Quite often, victims not only lose their possessions, but they require medical care for their injuries.
When it comes to residential fires, roughly 48.7% of incidents can be contributed to cooking. Other leading causes of fires include:
- Heating system fires
- Malfunctioning electrical equipment
- Unattended appliances
When victims are involved in fire incidents, they often sustain burn injuries that are painful and debilitating. Depending on the severity of the injuries, victims often have to go through surgery and spend several days in local burn centers.
If you have been injured in a fire incident, you may have legal options available to help you recover. Seeking the guidance of a competent burn injury lawyer in San Antonio can provide you with the best chances of getting justice. Our team can meet with you to review the circumstances surrounding your accident and help you get justice.
San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyers
The San Antonio premises liability lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have extensive experience helping victims get justice after being injured in fires. Our team will investigate to determine the cause of the fire. We will identify all liable parties and help you pursue legal action against them.
Our team works with our clients, not against them, to get the results they deserve. We strive to help our clients recover the maximum amount of compensation available to alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward. We serve victims throughout the state of Texas who have been harmed by another person’s actions.
If you have been injured in an accident, due to the negligence of another person, do not move forward alone. Contact our Texas personal injury law firm at 361-533-1872 to see how we can help you get the justice and the compensation you deserve.
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