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Phoenix, AZ – Child Killed & Woman Injured in Apartment Fire at 23rd & Dunlap Aves

Phoenix, AZ - Child Killed & Woman Injured in Apartment Fire at 23rd & Dunlap Aves

Phoenix, AZ (December 15, 2019) – A four-year-old girl is dead and a woman is in critical condition following an early morning Phoenix apartment fire on Sunday, Phoenix Fire Department Captain Rob McDade said.

A man and a 10-year-old girl were also transferred to the hospital via ambulance and are in stable condition. McDade said crews were dispatched around 4:30 a.m. to an apartment complex on 23rd Avenue and Dunlap Avenue.

Firefighters were able to rescue the man, the woman, and the 10-year-old girl through a second-floor window. The second fire crew located the four-year-old girl after entering the front door. McDade said that it was determined the child was dead before crews arrived on the scene. Rescue units are unsure how she got separated from the family at this time.

McDade said there is not a final determination on what started the fire but it is not believed to be suspicious at this time.

Our condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fire Accidents in Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - Child Killed & Woman Injured in Apartment Fire at 23rd & Dunlap Aves

Between 2010 and 2014, there were nearly 110,000 apartment fires nationwide, resulting in 410 deaths, almost 4,300 injuries, and $1.2 million in property damage. Oftentimes, apartment fires are caused by landlord negligence or building code violations, leaving victims and their families vulnerable.

These accidents can mean tragic circumstances for victims and their families. Whether it’s financial difficulties, long-term physical issues or emotional trauma, victims and their families are left to cope with catastrophic situations following these serious incidents. Occasionally, victims may succumb to their burn injuries or smoke inhalation in the aftermath of a fire.

But those affected can contact a personal injury lawyer for help, especially after apartment fire accidents caused by the negligent actions of others. ELG Law’s premise liability attorneys have years of experience when it comes to seeking justice for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.

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