Reno, NV (November 7, 2021) – Fire and police crews say that on Saturday, November 6, at least one victim was killed in a residential fire in midtown Reno.
Around 12:00 p.m., rescue units responded to a structure fire on Arroyo Street and Plumas Street in Reno. Chief Jensen of The Reno Fire Department confirmed one person was found dead inside of the home.
The fire was first reported by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the house. According to Reno Fire Department officials, they sent both an attack and search crew inside the building. After knocking down the blaze, the victim’s body was found.
Officials have not released the identity of the victim and the cause of the fire is unknown.
The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Residential Fires in Nevada
Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency say that burn injuries and residential blazes in apartments or houses are responsible for nearly 70% of all fire fatalities statewide. Over the past several years, the rate of these incidents has steadily increased.
In fact, these blazes in the Silver State fall right at the national average in terms of frequency. Moreover, residential fires account for nearly 73% of deaths and almost 80% of serious injuries, particularly in the greater Las Vegas area.
Unfortunately, tragic consequences are more likely to befall victims after a major fire. For example, fire victims may sustain serious scarring, long-term damage from smoke inhalation, and more. Sadly, this can mean costly medical bills and even job loss or death for those injured.
Thankfully, those affected by these tragic incidents can contact a Nevada injury lawyer for help. In some cases, a lawyer well-versed in Nevada state law can help victims or their families seek their full, fair settlement from a personal injury or a wrongful death lawsuit.
The Nevada personal injury attorneys at Valiente Mott will fight to secure the justice you deserve. We believe that victims and their families should never pay out of pocket.
Wrongful Deaths in Las Vegas
If you have lost a loved one after a residential fire, please contact our wrongful death attorneys right away. Our knowledgeable, skilled legal team knows what it takes to build a successful accident claim.
Furthermore, we will gladly review your case and tailor our advice to match your specific needs. As a result, you can feel confident that we will answer all of your questions.
If you’ve suffered as a result of another party’s negligence and don’t know where to turn, contact us right away. Our experienced injury lawyers at Valiente Mott have spent years fighting for both victims and their families.
Please reach out to us to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation at 702-296-5117 at your earliest convenience. We’re here to help you and yours in this devastating time.
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