Rockford, IL (February 22, 2020) – A fire broke out near the 2800 block of South Springfield Avenue at the Lowe’s Distribution Center on Rockford’s Southwest side. The incident took place during the afternoon hours on Saturday at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Rockford fire and rescue crews rushed to the site to extinguish the fire and render aid to wounded victims. There were injuries but none were reported to be life-threatening. One victim was taken to the local hospital for evaluation.
After the fire was extinguished, a HAZMAT team checked the building and gave the all-clear.
The cause of the fire has not been released. The Rockford Police Department is investigating.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Fire Accident Injuries In Rockford
Fires can have devastating consequences and burn injuries are some of the most painful and hardest to recover from. According to FEMA, Illinois had 146 deaths from fires in 2017. That same year there were 30 serious injuries from fires in the state. In 2017, the number of fire-related deaths in Illinois surpassed the national average.
Accidents can happen anywhere and at anytime. When the negligence of another party causes you to be in an accident where you are injured, you must protect your legal rights. Fires can not only cause injuries they are also deadly. If you lost a loved one in an accident, the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are a resourceful team of Janesville wrongful death attorneys.
The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to help you with your personal injury claim. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. Our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys are here for you to discuss your accident experience.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local 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. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.