Lawton, OK (August 25, 2019) – One person was tragically killed in a home explosion that took place in Southwestern Oklahoma on Saturday morning, August 24th. The fatal incident occurred at approximately 7:00 a.m. in the town of Lawton, according to authorities.
Emergency responders were alerted to the existence of an explosion that happened for unknown reasons. The incident occurred at a home that neighbors believed was vacant. When responders arrived at the scene and extinguished the flames, they found the remains of a deceased individual.
The identity of the victim was not released and investigators are working to establish the cause of the explosion. No further information was reported.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal Fires and Explosions in Oklahoma
In past years, more than 100 people have been reported to have died in Oklahoma fires and explosions annually. The overwhelmingly dangerous nature of such incidents often leads to fatalities or serious injuries. It is important to understand that as the bereaved family, you may likely have significant rights in the event that your devastating loss was not the fault of the victim.
At McIntyre Law, our Oklahoma accident attorneys have helped numerous people recover the compensation they deserve. Our attorneys work diligently on behalf of victims and their families in order to hold irresponsible parties and other entities accountable. If you have lost a loved one due to a circumstance of wrongful death in Oklahoma, don’t hesitate to call (405) 917-5250 for more information today.
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