Leighton TWP, MI (December 7, 2021) – One person has lost their life following an electrical fire reported on Sunday evening, December 5 near Wayland in Leighton. Information from Allegan County authorities states that a fire happened at approximately 5:00 p.m. that took one life.
The incident occurred on 11th Street just north of 137th Street. Police say it appears to be an electrical fire, however, a Michigan State Police fire investigator is working to determine the cause of the accident.
Officials with the Leighton Fire Department, Wayland/Yankee Fire Department, Dorr Fire Department, ACSD, MSP, WAEMS, and Allegan Dispatch were present at the scene for an extended period of time. American Red Cross volunteers were also observed on-site providing coffee and food to responders.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. No further information has been provided to the public.
Authorities continue to investigate.
House Fires in Michigan
House fires take place more than 40,000 times per year in the state of Michigan. In 2020, more than 100 people lost their lives in approximately 100 fires reported in the Wolverine State. This is a 21% increase in yearly deaths due to house fires since 2019, and a 13% increase in fires, overall. The victims were reportedly 68% male and 31% female.
Victims who die from severe burns or other fire-related injuries often leave behind grieving family members. In addition to the personal tragedy, those left behind are usually faced with enormous medical bills, funeral costs, and now lack the source of income they once relied on. When another person’s negligence is responsible for a fire, like a landlord not obeying fire safety laws or an employer not adhering to workplace safety regulations, the victim’s surviving family members may be able to pursue financial compensation for these and other damages.
Wrongful Death Attorneys in Leighton
OurLeighton wrongful death attorneys are available 24-hours a day to help grieving families by answering any questions they may have concerning the legal avenues available to them after suffering the unexpected loss of a loved one.
Michigan Legal Center’s residential explosion attorneys in Leighton work hard to make sure you understand your legal rights after losing a loved one in a preventable Michigan car accident. Our firm helps victims hold the at-fault person or entity accountable and collect the full amount of financial compensation for medical treatment, lost income, and any other damages resulting from the accident.
If your family member lost their life in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in Michigan at (248) 886-8650 to learn about the legal options available to you.
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