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Clovis, NM - Four Killed in House Fire on Wallace St near E 5th St

January 15, 2023
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Clovis, NM (January 15, 2023) - Four people were killed in a house fire in Clovis. The incident was reported to fire officials and police in the early morning hours of Thursday, January 12. 

Police in Clovis report they were dispatched to the scene of the fire located in the 500 block of Wallace Street just after 2:00 a.m. Thursday. While fire crews were working to extinguish the flames, four individuals were found deceased inside the house. 

Authorities in Clovis are currently working to determine the cause of the fire, along with local and state fire marshals. At this time, the identities of the victims have not been reported. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family or families of the deceased victims. 

Fatal House Fires in New Mexico 

 Clovis, NM - Four Killed in House Fire on Wallace St near E 5th StInformation provided by the National Fire Protection Association shows that, on a yearly average, there are approximately 358,000 house fires reported. Numerous house fires in the United States happen due to broken or faulty heating equipment or electrical malfunctions. Each day, in the United States, approximately 7 people lose their lives in house fires. It is important to ensure that the appliances in your home are in secure and legal working order to avoid a fire from happening. Over a five-year period in the US, house fires caused over 2,600 fatalities and resulted in approximately 7 billion dollars in property damage. In 2018, the average number of civilian fire deaths and injuries per 1,000 fires was 2.5 and 9.8, respectively.

Filing a wrongful death claim may result in serious concern and stress for surviving family members. It is undoubtedly true that no amount of money will make up for the loss of your loved one, or even ease the agony you may be feeling at this time. We are more than sorry for the loss you have experienced. Unfortunately, in these types of situations, the only resolution the law provides is monetary in nature. We may be able to help you file a wrongful death lawsuit against the corporation or person(s) responsible for the passing of your family member in order to compensate you for the loss. Compensation is offered to make up for the pain and suffering that you have endured due to the untimely death of your loved one.

It is entirely impossible to properly describe the pain that one feels after the sudden death of a beloved family member. You do not need to be alone during this trying time. Right now, you may be wondering about the next steps to take. We can help you understand your rights. 

Contact the law office of Will Ferguson & Associates if you have recently lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person. You deserve all the help available to you during this difficult time. You can reach our wrongful death lawyers in Clovis by calling (505) 243-5566. 

Note: This post was created specifically utilizing secondary sources. It is to be used independently by Will Ferguson & Associates. Our team has not autonomously verified the information used by these news sources and, if any information seems to be inaccurate, please reach out and let us know so we can immediately make corrections as they become necessary.

Disclaimer: At Will Ferguson & Associates, it is our goal to honor the victims of the nightmarish accidents that often take place in New Mexico. We would also like to familiarize the public with ways they can avoid a similar fate and what they can do, should the unthinkable happen. The information contained within this article is not to be viewed as any type of medical or legal advice. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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