Man Killed, Woman Injured in Garland, TX, House Fire Accident
Garland, TX -- January 15, 2017, one man was killed and a woman was injured following an accident where their home on Greencove Drive caught fire.
Garland Fire teams rushed to the scene at around 10:45 p.m. near the intersection of Greencove Drive and N Country Club Road.
According to their initial reports, they recovered an elderly man and an elderly woman from the burning house and extracted them outside. Upon examination, they pronounced the man dead at the scene. The woman suffered critical injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
At this time, investigators have yet to determine exactly what caused the fire. Weather was harsh at the time, but nearby residents did not report hearing close lightning strikes.
Authorities continue their investigations. No further details have been reported.
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If this fire was not caused by natural means, then it's possible that the incident occurred due to a defective appliance. Plenty of fires have started because of defective electronics, space heaters, gas leaks, bad wiring in the building, etc. If something like this was responsible, then whoever is responsible for the issue needs to be held accountable. If it's some sort of issue that others are at risk of encountering, then time can't be wasted. The problem has to be addressed before anyone else is affected by the defect. This is one reason why thorough investigations are so important after a fire. It's necessary to determine the truth about what occurred, but it's also necessary to ensure the problem does not go on to harm others as well.
--Grossman Law Offices