Jackson, MS (January 16, 2023) – Police in Jones County are investigating a house fire that took the lives of a man, eight puppies, and two dogs on Monday, January 16. Information provided by Jones County deputies and the Jones County Fire Council shows crews responded to the scene at approximately 12:40 a.m.
The incident occurred in the 2500 block of Highway 29 North. A large wood-framed house with a large add-on was fully engulfed in flames. Police stated Khanh Van Duong, 56, along with his wife and daughter, were home when the fire started.
Duong instructed his family to exit the premises while he went to rescue the family pets. His daughter and wife escaped to safety, however, heavy flames and smoke prevented Duong from exiting in time, and he lost his life in the fire.
His body was found near the rear exit of the house. Police believe the fire started in the house’s addition, which appeared to serve as a storage area. One firefighter sustained injuries in the fire, however, declined transport to the hospital.
Duong’s wife and daughter did not sustain any injuries.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Khanh Van Duong at this time.
Mississippi House Fires
Fires are not the most common type of household accident, however, when they do occur, they tend to cause some of the most harm. Structure fires occur in both commercial and residential buildings and take hundreds of lives per year. Oftentimes, they are caused by negligence.
Some of the most severe and common injuries that stem from fires include burn injuries and smoke inhalation, both of which may end or threaten the lives of involved individuals. Losing a loved one in a fire may impact your life in numerous ways. You may wonder where to turn for help during these trying times. It is vital to speak with a trusted lawyer during your time of need.
The loss of a loved one can affect your life in many ways. If you have suffered these losses, you may have questions that you can only answer with the help of a skilled lawyer. For example, what evidence is needed to prove that someone else was responsible for your accident? What deadlines are required to move forward with a successful claim? Will your case be settled, or will it make it all the way to trial? These are questions that can be answered with the help of a wrongful death attorney in Jackson on your side.
Our skilled attorneys at Mama Justice diligently work to help those who have lost family members in fires. We understand how overwhelming a fire can be and offer our assistance and valuable resources in your time of need. Our lawyers will help you navigate the often complicated path toward compensation. We will help you gather compensation to help pay for medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering, and so much more. We are here for you every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney at 662-262-6264 for more information on your available options.
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