Fires are dangerous for anyone involved. According to information from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, in 2009 it was stated that there was on average one person died in a fire every 175 minutes and in every 31 minutes, someone was injured from it. Fires can start in many ways as well.
In recent news, the Arizona DPS says that Interstate 17 was closed after a truckload of hay caught fire (ABC15 08/12/2011). The hay fire from the truck also caused brush fires on areas surrounding the highway. At the same time, as firefighters were fighting to control the fire, the hay was spread out onto the road. It was reported that traffic on the northbound lane was backed up for 10 miles during the incident. A few hours later, the I-17 was reopened.
Luckily, no injuries were reported from the hay fire. However, the usual reason why people die in a fire is not because of the burns, but because of the inhalation of smoke and toxic gases.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an intentionally-caused fire in Arizona, you may call us for a free consultation at (480) 389-2463. We are Arizona personal injury lawyers and we may be able to help.