Rockford, IL (December 13, 2019) – The Llanitos Auto Repair Building located at 1231 South Main St. caught fire on Thursday afternoon, December 12th. The Rockford Fire Department and the Rockford Police Department blocked off the scene and worked to put out the flames while also helping those who were onsight. Rockford paramedics were also present to help injured parties.
According to authorities, one person suffered injuries and was treated at the scene. Because there were propane tanks in the building the fire crews had to treat the incident as a defensive fire. The fire started shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday and it required significant effort on behalf of the RFD to put out the flames.
It is unknown what lead to the start of the fire. The RPD is still investigating.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Fire Accidents In Rockford
The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency indicates that in 2017 cooking caused 51.6 percent of all residential structure fires. Heating caused 9.1 percent while careless behaviors were responsible for 7.1 percent and 6.5 percent were caused by electrical malfunctioning. That same year 30.4 percent of all non-residential fires were also due to cooking, while 11 percent was from carelessness and 9.8 percent was from intentional causes.
There are many serious, long-term injuries that victims of fires suffer and often, recovering from burn injuries is quite long and complex. The Janesville personal injury attorneys at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices understand these challenges and we will fight on the behalf of victims who sustained injuries at no fault of their own so that they see their full legal justice.
The Roscoe personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are here to provide you the legal representation you need to build a successful personal injury claim. Call us today to discuss your situation during a completely free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys will answer all of your questions and work with you so your best interests are represented.
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