Fairfield, CA (June 9, 2024) – According to authorities with the Fairfield Fire Department, rescue squads responded to the site of a deadly house fire that occurred on Friday morning, June 6.

A woman and a dog died in the house fire in Fairfield early Friday morning, which happened around 1:15 a.m. on the 200 block of Stephen Street. It was reported to dispatch that an elderly woman was trapped in a rear bedroom. Firefighters arrived to find a single-story home on fire; heavy smoke was coming from the front door.

The fire was put out before it spread to neighboring homes, and firefighters found the woman reported trapped dead at the scene. A dog also died in the fire. Two other residents were able to escape, though their conditions were unknown. The Fairfield Fire Department says the blaze’s cause is under investigation, and authorities did not release further details in the interim.

Our deepest condolences are with the deceased woman’s family members.

Deadly Residential Fires in California

Typically, a fire that destroys your house, place of business, or other property is financially, physically, and emotionally taxing. Fires often result in serious injuries, property losses, and even fatalities. Extensive fire damage may sometimes result in a family home’s destruction. The first step in rebuilding after a fire damages your house or place of business is to claim with your insurance company to have your losses covered. But what happens if your insurance company refuses to pay for the replacement of your house and belongings or if a negligent property manager or owner is responsible for your damages?

Anybody who owns, rents, occupies, or controls any property in California is considered negligent if they do not maintain the property reasonably safe, per state law. For instance, according to California’s premises liability rules, businesses have to take reasonable precautions to identify potentially dangerous conditions and replace, correct, or provide sufficient notice of hazards to visitors.

Our California premises liability lawyers at the Law Offices of J.G. Winter can help you and yours if you sustained injuries or lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of a property owner. We provide top-notch legal counsel during every step of your claim and will stop at nothing to fight for justice on your behalf. Contact our Fairfield premises liability lawyers at 844-705-0431 as soon as you can to schedule a free consultation.

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