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Jacksonville, FL – 5-Year-Old Killed in House Fire on Bennington Dr

Jacksonville, FL (March 31, 2020) – Around 6:45 p.m. last evening, March 30, a child was killed in a house fire that took place in Jacksonville.

Police confirmed that the house fire took place at a home on Bennington Drive around the area of Seaboard Avenue. A 5-year-old child was killed in the fire.

Fire officials were called to the scene and found that two adults were at home at the time of the fire but are expected to be okay.

Fire officials are still looking into the circumstances of the incident.

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

House Fires in Florida

Many people lose their lives in fires every year in Florida. In 2016 alone, it was reported that approximately 54,000 house fires occurred within the state of Florida. Fires can have an enormous impact on family member’s lives, especially when they have lost somebody closest to them. Families are urged to speak with a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible following a fire.

Many fires take place due to negligent reasons, which is why it is imperative to speak with our attorneys at Sheftall & Associates. The aftermath of a fire can be incredibly overwhelming on many levels including emotionally and financially. If you have lost somebody close to you in a fire that was not their fault, please contact our attorneys in Florida for the assistance you deserve at (904) 638-7712.

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.