One person has died and a Montgomery County firefighter has been injured in a fire at a home early Sunday morning near Conroe. Montgomery County firefighters responded to a fire at a home on Lakeway Drive in the Big Oaks subdivision at approximately 4 a.m. Six crews from stations in both Montgomery and North Montgomery County responded to the fire call and found the house almost entirely engulfed in flames by the time they arrived on the scene. Montgomery County Fire Marshal’s Office officials say that the crews entered the home finding a body that is believed to be that of the owner. The victim’s name has not been released pending further investigation and notification of family members. One firefighter on the scene who suffered from heat exhaustion and other medical issues that were the result of the fire was transported to Conroe Regional Medical Center. Fire officials have stated that arson investigators are looking into the root cause of the fire and an autopsy is being performed on the victim. Officials say that the fire seems to have originated on the home’s porch and spread to the rest of the structure quickly. Fires can be catastrophic. It doesn’t matter if it is a house fire or a vehicle fire, it can cause serious destruction and injuries along with loss of property, jobs and personal livelihood. The time and anguish that is required for recovery after a fire can be overwhelming. Burns are among the hardest wounds for the body to heal from. Some of the causes of house fires include:
- Defective appliances
- A natural gas leak
- Faulty electrical wiring
- Flammable objects such as clothing or other combustibles too close to any kind or heat source or ignition point.
- Carelessness when using matches and lighters.
- Candles that are left unattended.
- Cigarettes igniting clothing, bedding, other furniture or floor coverings.
For victims of a fire, recovery from injuries and from property loss can be painful, expensive and time consuming as well. It can be very frustrating when dealing with the aftermath of a fire, especially if you need to find another place for you and your family to live. You quite possibly may have to take time off of work in order to take care of business, and loss of time on the job can heap on more expenses that you and your family can ill afford. Burn injuries can take weeks and sometimes months to heal, and reconstructive surgeries can drag the recovery time out even longer. Plus, the expenses for such injuries that are needed can add up quickly and wipe you and your family out financially. Insurance companies and their attorneys will more than likely want to you settle your claim in a way that is most advantageous to their clients or policy holders. You will need to have an attorney representing you. You will need someone who will look after your best interests. That person should have years of experience in successfully representing clients in the Texas Courts. You can find that kind of representative in our legal offices. We are here to help you. If you have suffered in a fire, and before you sign anything or accept any kind of settlement, give our offices a call. We will match you with one of our experienced lawyers. They will take the time to listen to all of the details for your case. Your attorney will outline various options for your case and will work with you to formulate a plan to get the most in terms of financial compensation. Compensation for any injuries, damages, pain and suffering or even wrongful death due to a structure fire are all a part of what your case may be worth. You deserve to be justly compensated for your losses. Your initial consultation with our attorneys is always be confidential, and without cost or obligation.