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Tragic Fire in Seattle Suburb (Redmond, Washington) Leads to Death of 4 Children and 1 Adult – No Fire Sprinklers in Place

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Redmond, Washington, a tragic fire was reported that involved the unfortunate and tragic deaths of 4 children and 1 adult. The incident took place on January 1, 2011. The blaze resulted in the response of six fire departments as well as fire investitors from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Exposlives. There was no indication from the initial inspection or response to the scene that the fire was intentionally set or that there was criminal activity involved with this fire or the resulting deaths.

The building that caught fire was described as a three story complex in Redmond, Washington. The building reportedly had smoke detectors but no sprinkler system which was not required by the the building codes at the time that the building was constructed.

Fires seem to be more prevalent in Winter months as opposed to other times of the year due to the use of fireplaces, heaters, portable heaters, and other items that may lead to uncontrolled and deadly fires. You can read more about this story at 4 Children, 1 Man killed in Seattle, Washington Suburb Fire.