McKinney & Mill Wildfire LitigationThe McKinney Fire, which has so far consumed nearly 60,000 acres began on July 29th in the Klamath National Forest near the Oregon state border and has become California’s largest blaze this year.
Governor Gavin Newsom of California declared a state of emergency for Siskiyou County where nearly 3,000 people have been ordered to evacuate. If you are a victim of the McKinney fire, Frantz Law Group is here to help. We are currently accepting cases involving the McKinney Fire in Siskiyou County, California.
Cause of the McKinney Fire
The cause of the wildfire is still under investigation, but NBC news reports the McKinney fire “began underneath a power line circuit that had trouble just hours earlier.”
If you had to evacuate or lost your home due to the McKinney wildfire, please do not hesitate to call us at (855) 930-2626 today.
The Mill Fire
Started on Friday, 9/2 near the Roseburg Forest Products property. It was first reported as a structure fire at RFP timber mill. Rebecca Taylor, spokesperson for RFP, “We don’t know how or where the fire started. Whether it started right on the edge of the property or on the property.” So far 118 structures have been destroyed, hundreds more threatened and 26 structures damaged. Including 2 civilian fatalities, 3 civilian injuries, over 3900 acres have burned with containment at 75%.
Cause of the Mill Fire
Allegedly caused by a negligent operations procedure or third-party equipment.
If that allegation is correct, there may be an issue of exemplary or punitive damages if the wrongdoer knew of the dangerous condition or procedure and continued to implement that after being cited.
So far, no evidence of Pacific Power involvement and the cause. The only allegedly negligent party now is the Roseburg Forest Products company and or principals.
This is only an allegation at this point based on purportedly reliable evidence.
How Our Attorneys Help
Frantz Law Group seeks recovery of losses that are not covered by your insurance company. Many fire victims find after rebuilding or repairing their property that the insurance proceeds do not fully compensate them for the cost of rebuilding of their home, replacing personal property and restoring their landscaping (including large trees). In addition to the underinsured economic damages, we will make claims for uninsured damages such as annoyance and discomfort damages and payment of attorney's fees and costs which we have been able to recover in past fire cases.
Our firm has retained leading forensic engineering experts with vast wildfire investigation experience to determine this fire’s origin and cause. While the investigation is still in its early stages, it appears that public utility, PacifiCorp, allegedly may have caused the McKinney Fire that harmed your family. It is therefore important for you to hire competent legal counsel immediately to protect your legal rights.
Recent Interviews & Media Coverage
- ABC Affiliate KRCR Regarding The McKinney Wildfire Lawsuit
- CBS8 News McKinney Wildfire Lawsuit Update
- First Lawsuit Filed In Mill Fire Alleging Lumber Company Knew Of Hazardous Conditions For Years | San Francisco Chronicle
- Sawmill Company Negligent in Deadly Mill Fire in Northern California, Family Claims in Lawsuit | The Mercury News
Contact us to learn more about the McKinney Fire in Siskiyou County Litigation and how our wildfire attorneys can help you fight for full compensation.