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Single Fatality in Brevard County House Fire

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on May 11, 2020

A deadly house fire that erupted within Brevard County is still under investigation as authorities attempt to discover what caused the blaze that resulted in a fatality early in May. The reports issued from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office so far indicate that the incident was first reported sometime during the night of Thursday, May 8th. The exact time that emergency calls began reaching dispatchers is not clear and very little about what was reported to emergency response crews made it to the initial statements around the incident.

When the first calls came in, they indicated that a home located along Lefever Street within Brevard County was on fire. It is not clear where on this street the home stood as no cross streets or intersections were mentioned within the report. We do know that immediately after the first calls about the incident began to reach dispatchers, emergency crews rushed from their various locations to the address indicated by the calls. Along with deputies from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters from throughout the county mobilized at the location to begin battling the flame.

The condition of the home when the firefighters reached the area is not clear. The amount of people within the building at the time is also not clear, however the reports indicated that at least one person was still within the home when the fire began. We don’t know if this person was still inside by the time the firefighters reached the area and, if so, if the teams of emergency response personnel were aware of the individual’s presence.

What is clear is that the single individual known to have been within the structure at the time of the fire suffered from severe injuries as a result of the blaze. It is not known if these injuries were suffered due to smoke inhalation or heat, and it is also not known if this individual was alive by the time they were reached by the emergency personnel. It is clear that they were not able to recover from their injuries and were pronounced dead sometime after being discovered.

The State Fire Marshall is working with deputies from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to uncover the cause of the deadly fire.


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