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Fire Destroys Three Buildings in Chillicothe

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.

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Fire Destroys 100 Homes in Texas Panhandle

On Sunday afternoon, a fire broke out in Hutchinson County near Fritch, Texas. At least 100 homes were destroyed as the fire burned through the night. Firefighters had the flames 85 percent contained by early Wednesday morning, but about four square miles had to be evacuated.

Initial investigative reports indicate that the fire may have been started by a burning shed. Currently, there’s no word on how that shed initially caught fire. An estimated 2,100 people and 1,300 homes were impacted by this fire, which is still being contained by first responders. Evacuees were sent to area schools and churches to take shelter.

1,500 Acres Destroyed

The fire has destroyed about 1,500 acres of land. According to NBC News, approximately 100 emergency service personnel were dispatched to fight the blaze. Officials with the Texas Forestry Service were also scheduled to conduct water drops by aircraft to assist the firefighters on the ground. Families are expected to be returning to what’s left of their homes and property on Wednesday morning.

Fire Danger in Texoma

Last week, we reported on a fire in Oklahoma that killed one person and destroyed at least 20 homes. With the dry heat and high winds that are characteristic for Texoma during this time of the year, fire danger can be incredibly high. Any small flame can quickly turn into an unstoppable blaze, and citizens are urged to exercise extreme caution this spring and summer. Many counties in Texas and Oklahoma are currently under burn bans. Citizens are even asked to be mindful when barbequing in the backyard. All it takes is one spark to set fire to dry grass. Citizens in Wichita Falls are well aware of the county’s drought status too, and fighting fires takes a lot of water.

Grass Fires are Damaging Too

Ranchers across Texoma know that grass fires can be incredibly devastating. Even if no residential structures are damaged, grass fires can cause irreparable damage to ranch land and grazing areas. The cost to repair and replace fences can be astronomical. Reseeding costs, loss of grazing, loss of cattle production and a permanent loss of value to the land can all be expensive consequences of grass fires. Fire damage cases are time sensitive, so if you have been injured or suffered property damage due to a fire, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

 

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Oklahoma Fire Kills One Person and Destroys 20 homes

On Sunday, a fire that started as a prescribed burn killed one person and destroyed at least 20 homes in Oklahoma.

The fire started in Logan County, Oklahoma. As of Sunday night, the fire was about four miles long and a mile wide. Somewhere between 3,000 and 4,000 acres were burned by Sunday evening. The recent high temperatures and windy conditions haven’t helped fire fighters either. On Monday morning, the fire was about 75 percent contained. CNN reported that the fire in Logan County was the largest of several fires happening in Oklahoma at the same time.

52 Square Miles Burned

As of Thursday, according to Oklahoma Forestry Services, the fires have burned more than 52 square miles since they started on Sunday. About 42 of those miles happened in Woodward County, Oklahoma. The Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 56-year-old Johnnie Ray Knox of Guthrie, Oklahoma. Thankfully, a little bit of rain is now reducing the fire danger in some areas of Oklahoma. According to KSWO Channel Seven News, many at-risk areas haven’t seen much precipitation at all though.

Statewide Emergency

On Monday, Governor Fallin declared a statewide emergency and issued burn bans for 36 counties in Oklahoma. Fire danger was a real concern in Texas last year with incredibly hot and dry weather. Thankfully, fire fighters were able to quickly contain a fire at Possum Kingdom Lake that burned about 39 acres last year. The 2011 Possum Kingdom fire destroyed more than 150 homes before it could be contained. When temperatures are hot and windy, fires can be difficult for fire fighters to contain.

Fire Danger in North Texas

Unfortunately, Texas and Oklahoma aren’t out of fire danger yet. Wichita Falls is currently at a 41 inch rainfall deficit. A fire in Texoma could be absolutely devastating. The National Weather Service just reported that the Texoma area was the hottest location in America on Monday. Wichita Falls hit 102 degrees, and Altus, Oklahoma hit 107 degrees. Texoma residents are urged to exercise additional caution during outdoor activities. Weather conditions are incredibly dry, hot and windy. If a fire gets started, it might quickly burn out of control. Surviving victims of fire damage can often face extensive rehabilitation and long-term recoveries for smoke inhalation and burn injuries. The team at the Altman Legal Group sends their deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. Knox.

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Initial consultations on personal injury cases are always free.
You do not pay us unless we win your case on personal injury cases.
We`re available to answer your legal questions.
We can be an advocate for your loved ones.
Help provide families with resources and advice.
Resolve automobile property damage claims.
Help you find a doctor, even if you don`t have insurance.
We can deal with the insurance companies.

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