Fatal House Fire in Cumberland

On Monday 4, February, emergency officials responded to a late afternoon house fire that occurred at 614 W. Industrial Blvd in Cumberland, where a one-alarm fire took place. During their efforts, responders managed to rescue one individual from the fire, while another occupant remained trapped in the house fire. The owner of the property is Laura Parkinson. A comprehensive investigation is currently underway.

A 911 call was received at approximately 3:30 p.m. from a passerby and neighbor who discovered the fire. Firefighters from mutual aid companies and West Virginia assisted Cumberland Fire Department with the one alarm fire.  It took approximately 30 fire personnel approximately 10 minutes to control the fire. A female occupant was rescued from the fire. Laurence Parkinson, 85, was an occupant who was trapped in the house fire. He was transported to Western Maryland Regional Hospital Center where he succumbed to his injuries. A preliminary investigation revealed that no working smoke alarms were located in the residence.

If You Were Affected by The Fire in Cumberland, Contact the Fire Loss Attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab, Lipowitz & Solter

The attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab, Lipowitz & Solter understand that fire-related incidents can be devastating to families. These accidents can affect each family member in several overwhelming ways that are sure to alter their lives. It is common for fire loss victims and survivors to feel saddened, confused or even depressed after such a tragic event. The fire loss attorneys at Azrael, Franz, Schwab, Lipowitz & Solter have decades of experience providing legal counsel to those whose loved ones have been affected by deadly fires. Our firm’s delicate and personal approach allows us to provide impeccable service to family members in need of a strong, yet tactful advocate.

If you were affected by the one-alarm fire in Cumberland, Maryland, we urge you to contact our attorneys. We can help. To learn more about your legal options after a serious injury, contact the victim advocates at Azrael, Franz, Schwab, Lipowitz & Solter.

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