Blount Island, FL – Eight Firefighters Seriously Injured in Ship FireJacksonville Accident News
Blount Island, FL (June 5, 2020) – Late last night, June 4, a fire broke out on a large ship that was docked on Blount Island.
Numerous crews were called to the fire immediately after it broke out. The crew members were able to safely get off the ship without injuries.
However, while fighting the excruciating fire for several hours, numerous firefighters were injured. There was an explosion on the ship and a total of eight firefighters received injuries, many of which were serious.
Four of the firefighters were transported to the Shands Gainesville burn unit for treatment. Two of them were flown by medical helicopters and two were taken by ambulances. The others received treatment at the scene.
The cause of the fire has not yet been released but the investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fires in Florida
Thousands of fires break out in Florida every year, with many of them leading to life-altering results. The injuries that commonly occur due to these incidents include smoke inhalation and burn injuries. Being harmed in a fire can have a huge impact on every aspect of your life as you attempt to get back on your feet, which is why it is essential for you to speak with a personal injury attorney in your time of need.
At Sheftall & Associates, our Florida accident attorneys are completely dedicated to helping those in need after life-altering fires. This is especially true when you can show that your injuries resulted due to negligence. The aftermath of a fire can leave you in a difficult position, which is why it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after an incident. Please contact an accident attorney in Florida to speak with an attorney you can trust in your time of need.
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