Allendale, NJ – Teenager, Pets Killed in House Fire on Bonnie WayNY/NJ Legal News
Allendale, NJ (June 06, 2022) – A 17-year-old girl died on Saturday, June 4th during a house fire in Allendale.
The teenager, a student at Northern Highlands Regional High School, and two other people were in the home when the fire started at about 5:15 p.m.
It has been confirmed that the victim was a resident but her name is not being released at this time.
Although the cause of the fire has not been determined it is believed to be accidental.
Officers were dispatched to the single-family home on Bonnie Way after being notified of a house fire.
The victim was on the second floor of the home when responders found her. The girl’s older sister and an adult friend of the family were also in the home when the fire broke out, and were able to exit the residence unharmed.
Valley Paramedics and Allendale Ambulance transferred the injured girl to Valley Hospital in Ridgewood where she was pronounced dead around 6:00 p.m.
The family’s two cats and dog also died in the fire.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Liability for Structure Fires in New Jersey
Some of the main causes of residential fires, like apartment and house fires, include:
- Faulty appliances
- Outdated electrical wiring
- Damaged or improperly installed gas lines
- Clogged chimney flues
- Defective boilers or furnaces
Along with establishing the source of the fire, it is critical to determine if action or inaction by a third party played a part in the cause of the fire itself or an occupant’s inability to safely escape the residence.
Some common factors that a fire injury attorney in New Jersey will investigate are whether or not :
- The manager or owner of the property adhered to current fire and building codes
- Proper fire safety tools and equipment were on site
- Fireplaces and vents were adequately maintained
- Fire escapes and exits were available and functioning
- Fire doors were being used
- Smoke detectors were correctly installed, tested, and working
- Firewalls were properly built and placed
If it is determined that a fire or the inability to respond to one in a safe manner was caused by the action or inaction of a third party, an injured victim might have a legitimate claim against the negligent company or individual.
Reach out to our fire injury attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.