Waco House Fire Kills Three, Injures Four More

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 17-Feb-2012

A mother and two children were killed in a Waco house fire Thursday evening, when their mobile home caught fire. One other child was injured and transported to a Dallas hospital burn unit.

Authorities are still unsure what may have caused the house fire in Waco and investigations are still underway.

According to reports a neighbor tried to help the family escape the blaze, but was only successful aiding one child, through a window in the mobile home.

Police have not yet released the names of the house fire victims.

In addition to the fatalities and the injured child, three firefighters experienced serious second-degree burns as a result of rescue efforts. The firefighters who were injured were treated and released, the fire department officials said.

House fires become more common during the winter and cooler months as people struggle to keep their homes warm. But while heaters and appliances are a necessity during the chilly periods of winter, they can also create a fire hazard.

Taking a close look at the scene resulting from a house fire can reveal a lot about what may have caused it and what steps could have been taken to prevent the damage, injuries and death resulting from a residential or commercial blaze.Defective appliances, including heaters, ovens, and other household products can sometimes be traced as the source of a spark or dangerous fire conditions within a residence.

Our trained team of investigators and attorneys will often look at the areas where damage occurred, the tiers of damage, ventilation and pattern of burning, in an effort to uncover what may have sparked a Texas house fire.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a house fire, call our house fire attorneys in Waco, Austin, San Antonio and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our personal injury attorneys in Austin online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our personal injury law firm in Austin for a free consultation today.

Our experienced house fire attorneys, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff will help you uncover answers to some of the questions surrounding your accident or the accident of a loved one while seeking just compensation for your injuries and loss. We care. We can help.


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