Pittsburg Garage Fire Caused by Electrical Malfunction

Pittsburg Garage Fire Caused by Electrical Malfunction

Pittsburg Garage Fire Caused by Electrical Malfunction

I’m Ed Smith, a Pittsburg Burn Injury Lawyer. Around the late evening of Sunday, October 15th, 2017, a garage fire sent one couple fleeing away from their home located in Pittsburg, California. A more in-depth report of the story can be read below.

What Happened?

A one-alarm fire resulted in moderate damage to the garage in the home where it began. The home is located along the 3700 block of Greenbriar Drive. Crews from the Contra Costa Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) were dispatched to the scene and arrived at approximately 10:15 pm. According to Robert Marshall, a CCCFPD fire marshal and spokesman, the home was not demolished and is capable of being salvaged. Robert Marshall also indicated in a statement that the flames appeared to have been caused by an electrical issue in the garage.

Thankfully, both residents managed to escape without any harm. The couple who occupied the house have been temporarily displaced as a result of the fire. They were reportedly able to find housing without receiving assistance from the Red Cross.

Incidence Rates for Fire

Gathered from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), this data represents statistical trends for fires, fire deaths, and fire-related injuries:

  • Fires in 2014: 1,298,000 (-22.7% decrease from 2005)
  • Fire deaths in 2014: 3,275 (-11.7% decrease from 2005)
  • Fire injuries in 2014: 15,775 (-7.9% decrease from 2005)

Causes of Residential Fires

The USFA released 2015 reports that examine the direct causes of residential and non-residential fires. Out of the estimated 380,900 fires that occurred in residential buildings, here is a summary that describes the correlation of residential fires:

  • Cooking – 50.8%
  • Heating – 10.8%
  • Electrical Malfunction – 6.4%
  • Unintentional – 6.4%
  • Open Flame – 4.3%
  • Intentional – 4.1%
  • Appliances – 3.8%
  • Other Heat – 3.2%
  • Smoking – 2.1%
  • Other – 10.1%

Causes of Non-Residential Fires

Out of the 104,600 fires that occurred in non-residential buildings in 2015, here is a summary that describes the trends of non-residential fires in the United States:

  • Cooking – 29.5%
  • Unintentional – 10.4%
  • Intentional – 9.4%
  • Electrical Malfunction – 7.8%
  • Heating – 7.6%
  • Open Flame – 6.2%
  • Other Heat – 5.0%
  • Other Equipment – 4.9%
  • Appliances – 4.3%
  • Exposure – 4.3%
  • Other – 10.6%

Burn Injury Cases

If a person has suffered traumatic burn injuries, it is crucial to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Receiving immediate treatment, including a burn injury evaluation, is necessary for determining the essential path to recovery. Such injuries can be the result of negligence by another party or entity. Burn injury victims often have to overcome physical and emotional suffering compounded by costly medical bills and potential wage loss. It is important to contact an experienced Pittsburg personal injury lawyer that has extensive knowledge of the legal challenges in burn injury cases.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Pittsburg Burn Injury Lawyer. If you or a loved one have suffered severe burn injuries caused by a negligent party, please call me at (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice. You may also contact me online via my website,

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