Bayonne, NJ – Several Injured During Apartment Fire on BroadwayNY/NJ Legal News
Bayonne, NJ (June 08, 2022) – A four-alarm fire ripped through an apartment building on Tuesday, June 7th leaving multiple residents with injuries.
The fire began at about 10:30 p.m. on the first floor of the apartment building located on Broadway in Bayonne.
The flames quickly spread, eventually coming directly through the roof.
Although some residents were able to make it out on their own, others were trapped inside the burning building, including one woman who was screaming for help out of her third-floor window.
Firefighters were able to reach her by using a tower ladder.
Several victims were rescued and transported to a local hospital in non-critical conditions.
It took several hours for fire crews to contain the blaze.
The Department of Buildings determined that the building was unable to be salvaged and instead will be torn down.
Various streets were shut down as cleanup work continued.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
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- Outdated electrical wiring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.