[09-01-2023] Butte County, CA – 1 Killed, 3 Injured After Fire at Sheridan Manor Apartments in Chico

Published September 5, 2023

[09-01-2023] 1 Killed, 3 Injured After Fire at Sheridan Manor Apartments in ChicoOne person has died, and three others were injured following a fire at the Sheridan Manor apartments in Chico last Friday morning, September 1, 2023.

The Chico Fire Department received reports of a fire around 2:36 a.m. on 1730 Sheridan Avenue near E. Lindo Ave. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered the first floor of the apartment entirely engulfed in flames.

The fire department captain scanned the surrounding area while a fire team began dousing the flames. During the search, they found three people who took refuge in a back bedroom due to the heavy fire conditions and sustained minor injuries.

Another victim was found trying to escape the flames with severe injuries and was immediately pulled to safety. Paramedics were able to rush the victim to the hospital, but the individual succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No other victims were found, and the fire was extinguished within minutes. The authorities did not release the victims’ names, and the fire’s cause is still under investigation.

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What Should I Do After an Accident?

It can be challenging to think clearly after sustaining burn injuries. However, what you say and do at the accident scene can significantly impact the outcome of your claim against the negligent party. You can protect your personal injury claim value by following these guidelines:

  • Call 911 immediately, especially if you or a loved one was hurt. Law enforcement officials can interview witnesses and collect evidence for a report.
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Burn Injury Accident Statistics

Psychological and physical scars remain once burn victims recover from their injuries. Burn survivors often suffer from trauma, and victims may find returning to their everyday lives difficult.

According to the American Burn Association (2002), 1.1 million people in the US seek medical attention for burns annually. In reality, about 4,500 of them pass away every year. Up to 10,000 deaths annually in the United States are attributed to burn injuries and infections.

Burn injuries are still a significant cause of unintentional death and injury in the US. Emergency rooms treated about 486,000 burn or fire injuries between 2011 and 2015.