A “suspicious” Fuller Park fire on Chicago’s South Side destroyed seven buildings, displacing at least eight residents as firefighters struggled to extinguish the blaze.
Over 150 Firefighters Dispatched
The Fuller Park fire broke out on the early morning of September 30, 2021. At approximately 4:00 a.m., neighbors reported seeing flames and smoke rising from the tops of four houses and two coach houses in the 4900 block of South Princeton Avenue.
The Chicago Fire Department dispatched over 150 firefighters to combat the flames. Recent dry weather made extinguishing the Fuller Park fire especially difficult.
“We’ve had no rain – everything’s dry, and once the exposure gets going, then when we get water under it, it’s kind of hard to control,” explained Dept. Dist. Chief Tom Carbonneau. “Once we get water on the exposure, we work our way from the outside in – we get it going.”
In all, seven buildings burned to the ground in the Fuller Park fire, displacing at least eight people, four adult dogs, and four puppies.
The American Red Cross provided assistance to the victims. No injuries were reported, and no personal injury attorneys are known to have filed suit.
Fuller Park Fire Deemed “Suspicious”
The Chicago Fire Department is investigating the cause of the Fuller Park fire, which officials have deemed
“suspicious.” Early indications suggest that the conflagration may have started on the back porch of a vacant building.
The Chicago Buildings Department scheduled the demolition of at least two of the structures damaged during the blaze.
Getting Justice for Fire Victims
While nobody appears to have been hurt in the Fuller Park fire, these types of incidents frequently result in serious injury or death.
Each year in the United States, approximately 358,500 homes experience a structural fire. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reports that more than 3,000 Americans die in fires annually – an average of seven deaths per day. Even non-fatal fires can inflict serious, life-changing injuries and disfigurement.
If you have been the victim of a fire caused by somebody else’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover financially for your losses. To help make sure that this compensation is full and fair, consider doing what so many other fire victims have done before you and reach out to the burn injury attorneys at GWC Injury Lawyers LLC.
With more than $2 billion recovered in verdicts and settlements, GWC is one of the premier Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation law firms in Illinois. No other plaintiff firm in the state is more respected – or more feared – by its adversaries, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience, the determination, the resources, and the well-earned reputation of success necessary to get you and your family the justice you deserve.
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