North Hollywood – At least five individuals have sustained injuries in an apartment fire in the San Fernando Valley community of North Hollywood on Monday. According to the latest reports from the scene of the incident the fire broke out a few minutes after 10:00 AM in the morning. The apartment is located at the 5100 block of Riverton Avenue near the intersection with magnolia blvd. Three of the injures were treated at the scene, two others have been transportation to local area hospitals. According to investigators one of the injured is currently in grave condition.
Smoke Inhalation Injuries
: Smoke inhalation
and carbon monoxide poisoning are the most common consequence of apartment fires. According to statistics up to 35% of all hospitalization after a fire are due to lung and respiratory injuries. Common symptoms of smoke inhalation include coughing, shortness of breath, and skin color changes.
: Victims of personal injury including apartment fires are entitled to monetary compensation for all their losses. To learn more about your legal rights against owners and operators of apartment fires for your injuries call (888) 649-7166