Virginia Beach, VA (November 5, 2020) – A fire incident in the Virginia Beach area claimed one person’s life. At approximately 3 a.m., on November 5, the Virginia Beach Fire Department responded to the scene of a fire incident on Runaway Bay Drive.

Reports show that a fire broke out at the complex located at 141 Runaway Bay Drive. Crews responded to the scene and aggressively battled the fire, which was contained to one apartment on the second floor of the building. The fire caused extensive fire damage in the kitchen and severe smoke damage throughout the unit.

After extinguishing the fire, crews located the body of a 55-year-old woman. The woman was pronounced deceased and removed from the property. At this time, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life in this incident.

Fatal Fire Incidents in Virginia

Virginia Beach, VA – Person Killed in Fire on Runaway Bay DrEach year, tens of thousands of Americans are negatively impacted by fires. Whether people are victimized in house fires, at their place of employment, or on another person’s property, these incidents can result in the loss of property and overwhelmingly painful injuries. Although numerous fires are caused by negligence, there are some instances where fires are a result of defective appliances, faulty electrical work, and even heating or air conditioning systems.

People who are injured in fires often require immediate medical attention. In addition to severe burns, victims often sustain internal organ damages as a result of smoke inhalation. The impacts of fires and injuries are far-reaching. Many victims are left permanently scarred and have difficulties moving forward, both mentally and physically, after being harmed. In some cases, victims end up passing away as a result of their injuries. Families not only endure endless mental and emotional suffering, but they are left with tens of thousands of dollars in expenses related to medical treatment, property repairs, funeral costs, burial services, and more. Dealing with lost wages can also have a crippling impact on families. When victims lose their lives in fire incidents, it is crucial that their families reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Virginia as soon as possible to protect their legal rights. Working with a responsive and effective wrongful death attorney in the Virginia Beach area can help to ensure your legal rights are protected after losing a loved one.

Attorney Ron Kramer at Virginia Beach Law Firm is well-versed and skilled at handling even some of the most complex personal injury claims imaginable. With keen attention to detail, our burn injury attorneys in Virginia are able to review your personal injury case and identify all liable parties to pursue. Our team is dedicated to protecting the legal rights of our clients and fighting to ensure they are able to maximize their recoveries after being harmed. If you have been injured in a fire, contact our Virginia Beach Law Firm at (757) 802-4662 to meet with our team to discuss legal options available to you.

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