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Butte County, CA – 16-Year-Old Boy Killed in Fire Incident at Berry Creek

Sacramento, CA – Child injured in Residential Fire on East Parkway

Butte County, CA (September 11, 2020) – A wildfire in the Berry Creek area has claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy, according to reports.

On September 9, the family of a 16-year-old male reported him missing in the Berry Creek neighborhood just after the North Complex Fire tore through the area. Crews worked for several days to search for the teen and several others who had gone missing. On September 10, authorities confirmed locating three of the ten people who had previously been reported missing.

On September 11, one of the bodies located was determined to be the body of the 16-year-old teen who was reported missing in the area. DNA confirmed the identity of the teen, according to local reports. At this time, the incident remains under investigation with the police.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Fire Incidents in California

Fires throughout California leave thousands of people with life-altering injuries. Many victims suffer from permanent scarring, pain and suffering, and impairments that continue to impact their health and wellbeing indefinitely. Although there are numerous reasons why fires can occur in buildings, they are often caused by negligence, defective wiring, or faulty appliances in homes and businesses.

Not only do fire incidents result in pain and suffering for victims, but they often encapsulate the loss of livelihood, possessions, and things people have worked so hard for. In some cases, victims end up passing away due to the extent of their injuries. Every year, tens of thousands of people across the United States lose their lives in fires. Many fires are a result of defective appliances, faulty wiring, or negligence. Regardless of the circumstances, these accidents can have a detrimental impact on the lives of families who are forced to grieve the unexpected loss of their loved ones. Dealing with the unexpected loss of a loved one can be challenging under any circumstance. Learning that your loved one lost their life in an accident that could have been prevented just makes accepting the loss even more difficult. When victims lose their lives in preventable fire incidents, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in California to protect their legal rights.

In some cases, families may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward after enduring a tragic and unexpected loss. The Law Offices of William E. Weiss has decades of experience assisting families with protecting their legal rights after losing loved ones in fatal collisions. For nearly four decades, California workplace accident attorney William E. Weiss has represented numerous families who have lost loved ones in fires as a result of preventable circumstances. Contact Attorney William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to schedule a free case evaluation with an aggressive personal injury attorney in California to see what legal options are available for you.

Notes:  Our firm uses outside sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to various news sources, police reports, traffic incident reports, and first-hand accounts about accidents and the injuries involved.  For this reason, the details surrounding the accidents that we report about have not been independently verified by our writers and staff.  If there is any incorrect or false information in this post, please contact us immediately and will change the post to reflect the most accurate information available. 

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