A fire damaged a residence in the Westlake neighborhood leaving one individual with a burn injury Monday, October 6.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said that firefighters dispatched to the 800 block of South Beacon Avenue at 8:03 a.m. extinguished the flames in the two-story building in 17 minutes.
The extent of the person’s damage was unknown at the time. The cause of the fire was being looked into. One unidentified person was injured after a fire broke out in a residence in the Westlake neighborhood on Monday morning, October 6.
The fire happened at around 8:30 a.m. in the 800 block of South Beacon Avenue in the West Lake Area. The Los Angeles Fire Department was dispatched to the area to extinguish the flame in the two-story building.
It took the firemen 17 minutes before the flames were completely extinguished. One person was injured in the fire. The severity of the person’s injuries and their identity have not been disclosed. The case is currency under further investigation.
Burned Injury Accident Statistics
One civilian fire death occurs every 2 hours and 41 minutes. Over 60% of the estimated U.S. acute hospitalizations related to burn injury were admitted to 128 burn centers. Burn centers now average over 200 annual admissions for burn injury and skin disorders requiring similar treatment. The other 4,500 U.S. acute care hospitals average less than 3 burn admissions per year.
California led America in number of fire injuries and deaths. Causes of residential building fires resulting in injuries in 2019 is 7,000 fires resulting in injuries (estimated). Residential is the leading property type for fire deaths (72.2%), fire injuries (76.4%). 486,000 burn injuries received medical treatment.
Los Angeles County Personal Injury Lawyer For Victims of Fire Accident
Burn injuries are not only extremely painful – they take a long time to heal and can cause significant emotional scarring as well as physical disfigurement. Burn victims often suffer emotional damage such as post-traumatic stress disorder or nightmares about the incident for years to come. They may be afraid to return to their normal activities for fear of another burn injury.
Meanwhile, physical injuries create permanent scars to always remind the victim of the traumatic incident. If you or a loved one recently sustained a burn injury in any type of accident, come to Arash Law. We want to help you recover from this serious type of injury. Call us at (888) 488-1391 or visit us at our website to get you free consultation.