San Francisco, CA – Major Fire on 14th St Injures One Firefighter
San Francisco, CA (July 29, 2020) – A major fire incident reported on Tuesday caused one firefighter serious injuries in the San Francisco area. Around 7:10 a.m., on July 28, neighbors in the area reported hearing a transformer explosion somewhere on 14th Street near the intersection with Shotwell Street. At that time, it is believed that a fire was burning in the area for about 40-minutes.
Crews arrived at the site of the fire as it spread rapidly through several adjoining buildings. For several hours, firefighters battled the blaze, ringing new alarms repeatedly. In total, five alarms were rang, prompting 160 firefighters to arrive on-site to battle the blaze with a total of sixty vehicles. By 11 a.m., firefighters were able to take control of the fire and announce that is was extinguished. While battling the blaze, one firefighter sustained blunt-force trauma injuries. The injured firefighter was rushed to an area hospital for treatment. A total of six buildings were destroyed in this fire, including a commissary kitchen that is used by several restaurants. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this incident. We hope for their full recovery.
Fire Incidents in San Francisco
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. When people are injured in fires, or suffer massive damages, they may have legal options available to them moving forward. By reaching out to a knowledgeable and skilled burn injury attorney in California, you can ensure your legal rights and best interests are protected. You may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Working with a knowledgeable attorney is a victim’s best bet at recovering from their fire incident. William E. Weiss, Attorney at Law, has decades of experience protecting the legal rights of victims harmed in accidents. Our personal injury attorneys in California will review the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine the best legal options available for you. Our team stops at nothing to ensure you are fully and fairly compensated for the traumatic experience you have been forced to endure. If you were injured in a fire, contact California accident lawyer William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to explore legal options available for you.
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