San Francisco, CA (June 13, 2021) – A two-alarm blaze at San Francisco's National Hotel left one person with serious injuries, per information reported by San Francisco rescue units on Sunday afternoon, June 13.
The building was evacuated and two dogs were also rescued, along with the injured victim, around 6:00 p.m. According to a tweet from District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney, the Red Cross was assisting residents and evaluating other victims for injuries. Paramedics transported the victim to an area medical center via ambulance but did not say whether other victims were transported.
Firefighters posted footage of visible flames erupting from the back of the building, close to an alleyway located off Seventh Street. Haney added that the fire was under control but still being extinguished several hours after it started. Authorities say that the National Hotel, located at 600 Odd Fellows Way and Stevenson Street, has 90 units of permanent supportive housing for citizens who previously faced homelessness.
The incident remains under investigation, and further details about the injured victim's current condition and identity have not been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and everyone affected by the fire. We hope for their full recovery.
Authorities with the American Burn Association say that nearly 3,000 deaths occurred from residential fires countrywide, with almost 600 more fatalities from crash fires and other sources. In fact, one civilian dies in a fire every two hours across the United States. Though deadly wildfires are the most common type of blaze in the Golden State, residential or private building fires are responsible for hundreds of injuries and deaths each year.
From wildfires to residential blazes and beyond, burn injuries happen all too often in California. When multiple victims are injured as a result of these fires, which often occur due to another party's negligence, they may have to deal with insurance companies, long-term physical pain, and expensive hospital bills. Occasionally, victims die as a result of severe burns, leaving their grieving families to cope with emotional trauma and financial difficulties in the aftermath.
However, the victims and their families affected by California fires can seek help from a California injury attorney. A skilled attorney in California can help victims seek justice and the fair compensation they deserve after suffering in a tragic incident that occurred through no fault of their own.
Gene Halavanau at Halavanau Law Office has years of experience helping victims in their time of need. At Halavanau Law Office in San Francisco, our legal team can help you collect the maximum amount of compensation available to cover your losses. By securing a fair, full settlement, victims can avoid spending tens of thousands of dollars of their own money after a fire. If you've sustained injuries in a fire, don't pay out of pocket for the careless or negligent actions of another party. Reach out to our attorneys in the Bay Area today at (415) 692-5301 or Halavanau.com. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, and learn more about getting the justice you deserve after a California fire.
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