Winston-Salem, North Carolina (February 2, 2022) – Lawyers Help Victims of Fire With Evacuation Expenses
The very serious fire at the Weaver Fertilizer Plant in Winston-Salem, North Carolina continues to burn as of Wednesday morning. The Winston-Salem Fire Division Chief indicates that the burning has been contained to the plant site but the area remains unsafe. The current plan is to continue to let the fire burn out as approaching the fire is very dangerous due to the risk of explosion of the stored ammonium nitrate.
The evacuation of the 1 mile radius around the plant continues to remain in place as of Wednesday morning. As things are currently understood, the evacuation of over 6,000 residents will not continue into Thursday. Therefore, the affected residents may have significant financial losses from this event including lodging expenses, food costs, and loss of wages due to an inability to work or reach a place of employment. For many people who live month-to-month, these losses could be devastating.
If you or your family have been displaced from your home due to this incident, our firm may be able to help you. Our firm has represented residents in similar cases in North Carolina and across the country. Our environmental legal team includes attorney Mike Malone who has handled significant plant explosion cases across North Carolina and in other jurisdictions including Pennsylvania and California. Mr. Malone helped thousands of evacuees obtain fair compensation for evacuation related losses following the EQ explosion in Apex, North Carolina in 2006.
If you have a question about your losses due to the Winston-Salem fire, call us today at 919-420-7867.