December 23rd, 2013| December 20, 2013 House fires can be life-threatening situations for families—especially if they happen while a family is sleeping Although house fires are often accidental, hazards such as faulty wiring, defective household products, and flammable construction materials also can cause fires. The Fire and Burn Injury Lawyers at Berg Injury Lawyers know that when house fires are started because of the negligence of a construction company or product manufacturer, the victims may be eligible for compensation for their medical bills and lost wages. The Fresno Bee reports that a local woman suffered serious injuries when a fire started in her home early Thursday morning near Dakota and West Avenues. The Fresno Fire Department received a call around 3 a.m. that a fire had trapped a person inside a home on the 3600 block of North Warren Avenue. When firefighters arrived, smoke and flames had engulfed the home. The responding firefighters then called for backup to help get the fire under control. By the time firefighters reached the woman trapped in the home, they discovered that she was in cardiac arrest from smoke inhalation. Emergency workers performed CPR on the woman and started her heart was she was being transported to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. The woman is currently listed in critical condition. A spokesman said that a man and two children in the home were able to escape the fire without injury. He went on to say the fire was electrical and caused $80,000 in damage to the home. The Fresno Personal Injury Lawyers at Berg Injury Lawyers are here to stand up for the rights of people who suffered fire and burn injuries in house fires that were caused by another party’s negligence or carelessness. The firm also wishes the woman who was injured in this fire a complete recovery from her injuries.