In the past week, there have been two separate residential fires in the Texoma area. A fire destroyed a home in Burkburnett and an apartment fire in Wichita Falls sent two adults and a baby to the hospital. Since very few details have been released about these fires, investigations are likely still underway.
Burkburnett Home Destroyed
Early Tuesday morning, a fire engulfed a home in Burkburnett. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened at about 4:00 a.m. Apparently, two people were inside of the home. Thankfully, first responders were able to get the people out before the roof collapsed. At this time, the house is being considered a ‘total loss.’
Wichita Falls Apartment Fire
Another early morning fire sent three people to the hospital on Tuesday. KFDX News Channel Three also reports that the fire started sometime around 1:00 a.m. at the Lions Court Apartment complex on Thompson Road. A 28-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman and a 9-month-old baby were all taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation. At least four other units had to be evacuated. First responders said that they were not sure if the three victims were all in the same apartment at the time the fire started. There’s no word on what caused this fire, which is still under investigation.
Residential Fires in Texoma
House and apartment fires in Wichita Falls and the Texoma area can leave victims in the hospital with smoke inhalation and painful burn injuries. In addition to property damage or loss, victims may also have extensive hospitals bills after a fire. Fire damage victims are often displaced after house fires too. Fire investigations are time sensitive, so speaking with a fire damage attorney as soon as possible after a residential fire is a good idea.
When to Call a Fire Damage Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a residential fire in Texoma, you need to contact a skilled personal injury lawyer with fire damage experience as soon as possible. Your lawyer can keep up with investigative developments and be your family’s advocate while you recover from your injuries. Electrical problems, defective water heaters, unsafe machines and exposed wires can all cause house fires, but it takes a specialized investigator to find out what happened. The skilled team at the Altman Legal Group is standing by to answer your questions at 940-761-4000.