A recent house fire near Makinen Township highlights the alarming frequency of residential fires and explosions in Duluth, Minnesota. In 2020, the Duluth Fire Department responded to more structure fires than the total number reported in the past decade. The Star Tribune reported that fire damages more than doubled year over year. According to data from the Duluth Fire Department, there have been more than a dozen structure fires this year, including an apartment fire at a building that has had a fatal fire every year since 2020.
On Monday, May 29, four people were burned when a house fire broke out in Unorganized Township 56R-16. Two people suffered severe burn injuries. One person was airlifted to a Duluth-area hospital and the other to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Two other adults were taken to local hospitals in private vehicles. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office are looking into the cause of the fire.
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Residential Fire Lawsuit Information: House and Apartment Fire Burn Injuries
If you or your family member was burned in a house or apartment fire, you need the help of an experienced burn injury lawyer. An experienced fire and explosion lawyer will be able to tell you if you have a case and who you can sue. At Pritzker Hageman, our legal team conducts an independent investigation to determine who is liable for causing the explosion. If there is sufficient evidence to support your claim, you may be able to take legal action against any of the following companies:
- Gas company
- Propane company that serviced your propane tank before it exploded
- Construction company
- Contractor or subcontractor
- Equipment manufacturer
- Maintenance or installation company
Recent Fires and Explosions in Duluth, Minnesota
House Fire Near Makinen Township Leaves 4 People with Burn Injuries
May 29, 2023 – Four adults were left with burn injuries after a house fire in Unorganized Township 56R-16 near Makinen Township. Two of the four were severely injured and airlifted to hospitals in Duluth and Minneapolis. The two others transported themselves to local hospitals. The house fire is under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Elderly Man Injured in Duluth House Fire
May 27, 2023 – A 70-year-old man was injured when a fire broke out at his house on the 4300 block of Three Lakes Road. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s office says he suffered burns to his arms and back. He was transported by ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal’s Office is assisting with the investigation.
April 23, 2023 – 48-year-old Matthew Hurt died in a tragic fire at an apartment building on East Third Street in Hillside, Duluth. There have been three fatal fires at this building every year since 2020. The Duluth Deputy Chief of Life Safety says the building will likely be a candidate for demolition.
About the Pritzker Hageman Burn Injury Legal Team
The Pritzker Hageman Burn Injury Legal Team represents burn survivors and their families in fire and explosion lawsuits. We have gone up against large companies and won hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Pursuing legal action can bring those accountable to justice and provide financial support for your family during this difficult time.
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