Hattiesburg, MS (April 14, 2023) – A fire occurred at an apartment complex in Bassfield on the morning of Wednesday, April 12. At approximately 10:30 a.m., emergency responders went to the scene of the blaze to help those involved.
According to reports made by the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Office, the fire occurred at the Bassfield Apartments. Four apartments were impacted by the flames, one being a total loss.
Paramedics rendered aid to those involved in the fire. Those with serious injuries were transported to the hospital by ambulance. Their names have not been reported at this time.
The fire is currently under investigation as a possible arson, with a person of interest identified. Emergency crews were observed at the scene of the fire for an extended period of time on Wednesday morning.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of those with injuries.
Mississippi Structure Fires
Each year, thousands of people in Mississippi sustain severe injuries or lose their lives in residential fires. Those who survive fire-related injuries have to get through extensive hospital stays and may be unable to go back to work for some time. This can negatively impact every aspect of their lives.
Some injuries that often result from residential fires include burns, smoke inhalation issues, and even fatalities. Many factors can cause severe injuries and death in a fire. Some common types of negligence that may lead to a fire in a home may include:
- Defective fire equipment
- Code violations by contractors/subcontractors
- Smoke detectors that don’t work
- Old electrical wiring
- Negligence on the part of the home/owner/resident
If you were injured in a residential fire, you may qualify for financial compensation for your injuries. A personal injury attorney in Hattiesburg from Mama Justice can help you build a claim and exercise your right toward financial compensation. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries, especially if they were not your fault.
Call the law office of Mama Justice as soon as you can to learn more about your ability to recover with the help of a skilled attorney. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis which means that our clients pay no upfront or out-of-pocket fees. We charge you nothing unless you are awarded financial compensation for your injuries and losses. You deserve to be able to make a full financial recovery so you can focus on your health and well-being. Call our law firm at (888) 484-1476 for more information on how we can help you.
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