A fire in Chillicothe destroyed three buildings on Monday, including an antique store and a drycleaner. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. on the corner of FM 91 and US 287, in downtown Chillicothe. Two workers and the owner of the antique store were in the buildings when the fire started. Thankfully, all three of them were able to escape.
Between 80 and 100 Firefighters on the Scene
At this time, officials suspect that the two workers were welding on a tank, located behind the antique store and drycleaner, which may have contained a liquid or powder substance that caught fire. Firefighters and first responders from Chillicothe, Vernon and Quanah were on the scene battling the flames for hours. The three buildings that were burned down included the antique store, a drycleaner and a building that was being used for storage.
House Fire in Wichita Falls
This isn’t the only North Texas fire in the past week. Last Friday, a fire broke out in a Wichita Falls home and sent one man to the hospital with third degree burns. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the fire broke out at about 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening in the 4700 block of Hollandale Avenue. Although firefighters were on the scene, the fire did spread to a neighbor’s house. At this time, there’s no word on what caused the fire, which is likely still under investigation.
Determining the Cause of a Fire
Whether you’re recovering from a burn injury or facing tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in fire damage, the first step in recovering compensation is determining the cause of a fire. Since burn injury and fire damage cases are time sensitive, it’s absolutely essential to get an experienced fire damage lawyer on your side as soon as possible. Making sure the scene is thoroughly and exhaustively investigated is the first step in determining who is at fault.
What to do After a Fire
Over the past five years, the experienced team at Altman Legal Group has recovered millions of dollars for burn injury victims and clients who have suffered from property loss and damage due to fires. If you or a loved one has been injured in a fire or you have suffered from fire-related property damage or loss, contact the skilled team at Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation.