On Sunday evening, an apartment fire broke out at the Parkway Villa apartment complex. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. There was reportedly one person inside of the apartment complex at the time of the fire. That man jumped out of a second story window to escape the blaze. Additionally, two firefighters were injured on the scene. An overhang fell onto one of the firefighters and the other one suffered from heat exhaustion.
Parkway Villa Apartment Fire
At this time, very few details have been released about the Parkway Villa fire. We do know that the cause of the fire is still under investigation with local authorities, but already the building is being described as a total loss. Apparently, this eight-apartment structure was the only one to catch fire in the Parkway Villa complex. There’s no word on the condition or extent of injuries involved with the firefighters or the occupant who jumped out of a window.
U.S. Fire Injury and Death Facts
- Already in 2015, there have been 1,330 home fire fatalities reported across the country.
- Older adults (65 years and up) represent 28 percent of all house fire fatalities.
- In the U.S., someone dies in a house fire every three hours.
- Children make up 15 to 20 percent of all fire deaths.
- Heating is the second leading cause of house fires.
Apartment Fire Injuries
Injuries associated with apartment and other structure fires can range from fairly mild to catastrophic or fatal. Smoke inhalation, respiratory distress and burn injuries are commonly associated with residential fires. Depending upon the severity, victims of burn injuries could be facing lengthy and painful recoveries. From multiple skin grafts and surgical procedures to physical therapy and extended hospital stays, the medical bills can really pile up.
After a House or Apartment Fire in Wichita Falls
If you have been injured in an apartment fire or a house fire, you could be out of work and in the hospital for an extended period of time. The skilled team at the Altman Legal Group has represented more than 100 clients with burn injuries or property loss due to fires.
If you have been injured in an apartment fire or if you have lost a loved one in a house fire, contact the experienced lawyers at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000.