Sacramento, CA (May 9, 2024) – According to firefighters, a victim in a North Highlands residence was killed following a major house fire on Thursday morning, May 9.

Just before 8:00 a.m., workers with Metro Fire of Sacramento arrived on the scene along Grouse Court. Firefighters discovered major smoke and flames shooting from the windows, and the crew received reports that a person was trapped inside.  The missing individual was located inside by rews. Per Metro Fire, the individual was declared deceased shortly thereafter despite the life-saving measures attempted. It’s unclear if any other injuries occurred as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire also remains under investigation, though witnesses or others who may have additional information were asked to get in touch with the Sacramento Police Department.

We offer our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family.

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 complete destruction. The first step in rebuilding after a fire damages your house or place of business is to make a 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 was 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 Sacramento premises liability lawyers at 844-705-0431 as soon as you can to schedule a free consultation.

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