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Detroit, MI (February 24, 2022) - The Detroit Fire Department responded to the scene of a fatal house fire on Thursday, February 24th on the city’s west side.  

According to sources, the fire broke out at about 8:10 a.m. at a single-family home on Cherokee Street in the area of Telegraph Road and 8 Mile Road in Detroit.  

An elderly couple, Robert and Christine McCoy, was trapped inside the residence. 

Upon their arrival, rescuers found Christine already deceased. Robert was still conscious but struggling to survive. He was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

Investigators said the fire appears to have started in the basement but the cause is undetermined.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victims, Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Christine McCoy, at this time.

Fatal House Fires in Michigan

Detroit, MI - Robert and Christine McCoy Killed in House Fire on Cherokee St

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.

Landlords, property managers, and Insurance adjusters put a lot of time and effort into minimizing payouts to the families of residential fire victims. That is why it is important that you reach out to a reputable Michigan fire and burn injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident. 

An experienced lawyer can help you hold the negligent person accountable for their actions and secure your family the compensation you are entitled to.

Detroit Wrongful Death Attorneys

Our Detroit wrongful death attorneys work around the clock to help grief-stricken families by answering any questions they might have regarding the legal options available to them after enduring the sudden loss of a loved one. 

Michigan Legal Center’s pedestrian accident attorneys in Detroit work diligently to ensure you know your rights after losing a family member in an avoidable Michigan accident. Our lawyers help victims bring at-fault parties to account and obtain compensation for the full amount of their damages for medical care, lost income, and numerous other damages stemming from the accident.

If your family member lost their life in an accident that was caused by another driver's actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Michigan at (248) 886-8650 to learn about the legal options available to you.

Note: Our firm utilized outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts regarding this accident. If you find information that is incorrect, contact Christopher Trainor & Associates immediately so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available about the accident. This post can be removed upon request.  

Disclaimer: This information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. This post is not a solicitation for business. 

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