Two Lives Lost in Edgewood Group Home Fire

The attorneys at Azrael Franz are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured in disastrous fires.

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Ernest Milton Lee, 57, and Kimberly Ann Shupe, 47, lost their lives when the group home they lived in caught fire in Edgewood, Maryland.  A third victim’s identification is still pending.  The lone survivor was a man who jumped from a top floor window to safety.

The fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. Firefighters arrived and quickly called for backup once they witnessed the severity of the flames. The State Fire Marshal’s office has opened a criminal investigation into the fire and is receiving assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating.

If a fire occurs inside your home, contact the fire safety attorneys at Azrael Franz.

Azrael Franz understands that the loss from fire related incidents is devastating to families. Fatal fires can affect each family member in several overwhelming ways that are sure to alter their lives. It is common for burn victims and survivors to feel saddened, confused or depressed after such a tragic event. The fire loss and burn injury attorneys at Azrael Franz have decades of experience in providing legal counsel to those who have lost loved ones or have been affected by 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.

Fire safety in your home is a serious matter and should be taken as such. If you were affected by the fire in Edgewood, 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. 

 

 

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