From Saturday to Tuesday there were four house fires in the state of Iowa, one proved fatal and killed an 18 year-old man.
Fire Marshals claim that most fires occur between October and May, and especially during the winter months. Investigators believe the house fire that killed the teenager was caused by a space heater. The smoke alarms in the home were not working at the time the fire broke out.
Firefighters say that 86% of deadly fires are caused because homes or apartments do not have working smoke detectors. The fire marshal’s office donated and installed over 20,000 smoke detectors in homes with young children and an additional 11,000 will be installed free of charge.
If you or someone you love has suffered severe burns or other injuries in a fire or explosion, contact the Des Moines fire and explosion lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at (515) 225-2600.