Articles Tagged with Santa Rosa fire injury lawyer

Many of us recall fire safety education that included the advice that you drop to the floor and crawl in the event of a significant blaze.  The reason behind the advice — Smoke inhalation is one of the biggest dangers in any fire and smoke rises.  Whether it is a home fire or a wildfire, smoke is always a threat.  When a fire is caused or exacerbated by human negligence (or all-out wrongdoing), victims of smoke inhalation in Northern and Central California can count on our San Francisco fire injury law firm for help recovering compensation for their injuries.

Doctors Report on the Danger of Smoke Inhalation from California Wildfires

wildfire2The dangers of smoke inhalation are becoming far too real for some California residents as our state faces yet another wildfire.  ABC7 reports that smoke from the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County has begun drifting north into San Jose and the South Bay area.  According to the article, doctors have been seeing an increase in patients complaining of eye and airway irritation as the haze has moved into the area.  One asthma specialist explains how the particulate matter in smoke impacts the lungs: “These are the small areas of the lungs, and the particulate matter can actually get down into the small airways of the lung and can cause asthma, mucous overproduction, wheezing, and can even cause decreased oxygenation to the blood.”

Wildfires have ravaged much of our region this year.  Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by these terrible blazes and our thanks go out to the brave men and women who risk their own safety to battle the fires.  While wildfires have made headlines, other types of fires can also destroy property, cause serious injury, and even claim lives.  Apartment fires pose some unique issues and the actions (or inaction) of landlords and property owners can increase fire risk.  When a renter is injured or a life is lost due to an apartment fire caused by owner/landlord negligence, our Santa Rosa apartment fire lawyer is prepared to use the power of the law to fight for the injured renter or grieving family.

Fire Attacks Santa Rosa Apartment Complex

The Press Democrat reports that a destructive fire rafirefightervaged a west Santa Rosa apartment building on Sunday.  At around 7:45 AM, the fire department began receiving reports of smoke at the 266-unit, two-story complex located near the intersection of Piner and Marlow Roads.  Firefighters initially found light smoke, but no visible flames.  The battalion chief told reporters that a fire was burning inside the walls and the attic space.  He warned that this type of fire is particularly dangerous because they often go undiscovered until smoke begins to billow out into the homes.

We hear it even before we enter kindergarten: smoking is hazardous to your health.  Typically, this refers to the risk of inhaling harmful chemicals, but other hazards exist.  Cigarette fires are one of these dangers.  They are particularly worrisome in light of the dangerous conditions that have made fires a constant concern for Californians and therefore a constant concern for our legal team.  Our Santa Rosa burn injury attorney has the experience and knowledge necessary to advocate for people wrongfully injured in fires sparked by cigarettes.  (Note: “Cigarette fires,” “smoking-material fires,” and similar phrases refer to fires caused by any form of smoking materials, but do not include fires sparked by lighting implements like matches or cigarette lighters.)

Tossed Cigarette Sparks Grass Fire

Last week, the Press Democrat reported on a fire that consumed a quarter-acre grass lot in Santa Rosa, a blaze investigators blame on a tossed cigarette.  The fire occurred shortly before 7 P.M. on Tuesday September 8 near Santa Rosa Avenue and East Robles Avenue.  Thankfully, firefighters quickly gained control, stopping flames just 50 feet from a business.

powerlinesEvery day the news seems to get more and more frightening as wildfires consume so much of our lovely state.  Our thoughts are with those who’ve been impacted by the fires and our thanks go out to all the men and women working to keep Californians safe and limit property damage.  While wildfires are, with good reason, the top fire-related headline at the moment, it is important to remember that other types of fires are always a concern.  As people in Guerneville and the surrounding areas were reminded this week, electrical fires are a real threat.  When an electrical fire causes injuries or death and the blaze can be traced to the negligence or wrongdoing of a person or entity, our Santa Rosa fire injury lawyer is prepared to fight for those affected using civil personal injury and/or wrongful death law.

Blaze that Consumed Shop in Guerneville Blamed on Electrical Transformer

The Press Democrat reports that a fire destroyed much of the Odd Fellows Recreation Club’s store located on the 13500 block of Riverside Drive.  The store is part of Odd Fellows Park, a private, limited-admission facility east of Guerneville encompassing 317 acres with campsites and a Russian River beach.  Fire broke out around 9:30 P.M. on Tuesday night and by 11 P.M. flames had gutted much of the structure.  Firefighters from at least seven fire agencies worked to extinguish the blaze which may have been ignited by a blown electrical transformer.  The paper does not mention any injuries, although it does not specifically state no injuries occurred.

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