Sunday morning, June 26, 2017- Police found the body of 1 unidentified
person in the remnants of a large NW apartment fire. Over 200 people were
displaced due to the fire at the 1300 block of Peabody Street, NW. Residents
had to jump out of windows and crawl across the floor to escape the fire.
Most people did not speak English as their first language, and were very
distraught over losing many, if not all, of their important documents
in the blaze. As
the Washington Post reported, the cause is still unknown. It is also unknown whether or not
the 200 residents of the building will ever be able to return, as there
was significant damage to the building, going from the basement to the
This is an incredibly sad tale, and a tale that too often may be due to
improper maintenance of public gas utilities, faulty wiring, negligently
installed gas or propane lines, failure to implement a fire safety program,
or nonfunctioning smoke detectors. The attorneys of Chaikin, Sherman,
Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.
have the experience and reputation to secure favorable verdicts and settlements for those
injured by preventable fires. Victims and their families may be entitled
to compensation for medical bills, housing relocation costs, pain and
suffering, and other harms. If you or a loved one has been injured in
a fire or explosion, please give us a call for a free consultation. We
are on your side.