St. Augustine Shores, FL – Fatal Apartment Fire on Prestwick PlaceJacksonville Accident News
St. Augustine Shores, FL (April 29, 2020) – Around 7 a.m. this morning, the state fire marshal confirmed that one life was taken in a fatal apartment fire in St. Augustine Shores.
The incident, according to fire crews and police, took place at a complex on Prestwick Place in St. Augustine Shores in the early morning hours. St. Johns County Fire Rescue confirmed that they are not sure what initially led to the fire.
Crews fought the fire and walked through the building, where they discovered a victim’s body. None of the firefighters were injured while fighting the flames.
The fire was contained to only one unit. No information has been released concerning the victim killed in the fire.
At this time, the investigation continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Fires in Florida
Residential fires happen more commonly in Florida than many other states, sometimes leading to unspeakable injuries and even fatal results. In 2016, reports issued by fire associations confirmed that approximately 54,000 residential fires took place within the state. Many of the injuries and fatalities stemming from these events occur due to burns and smoke inhalation. Being faced with losses due to a fatal fire might not be easy to face, which is why it is imperative that family members speak with a wrongful death attorney in Florida immediately.
Our personal injury attorneys at Sheftall & Associates have assisted numerous family members who have suffered the tragic and sudden loss of a loved one. Grieving families are typically faced with emotional damages and also suffer financially as they attempt to get back on their feet. The loss of a loved one caused by another can lead to an enormous financial impact, which is why families should not stand alone. Please contact a Florida wrongful death attorney as soon as possible at (904) 575-9026.
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