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Hampton, FL – Man Killed in Fatal House Fire on US-301

Hampton, FL (March 17, 2020) – Around 9 p.m. last night, March 16, one person was killed in a house fire that took place on US-301 in Hampton.

The Bradford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the accident, where they found that a house was entirely engulfed in flames.

Police confirmed that fire crews attempted to enter the home but the flames were too strong.

When crews were finally able to enter the home, they found a 57-year-old identified as Leonard Blakely, who passed away at the scene of the accident.

The investigation into the fire remains ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Fires in Florida

Florida sees a large number of fires each year within the state. In fact, in 2016 alone, it was reported that approximately 54,000 house fires took place within the state, with many leading to injuries and others leading to fatalities. A fire can have a huge impact on a Florida victim’s life. Because of this, victims are urged to immediately seek the help of a personal injury attorney.

At Sheftall & Associates, our skilled attorneys have assisted numerous victims after a fire that took place due to negligent reasons. We understand how overwhelming a fire can be and the impact that it can have on your life both emotionally and financially, especially when you have lost somebody you love. Please contact our attorneys in Florida at (904) 638-7712 for more information.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Jacksonville and broader Florida community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.