Bronx, NY – One Killed in Multi-House Fire on Reservoir Oval E near Perry AveNY/NJ Legal News
Bronx, NY (August 3, 2023) – A multi-family structure caught fire in the Bronx on the night of August 3. Shortly before 10:00 p.m., emergency responders went to the scene to help those involved and investigate.
Video footage from the site of the blaze shows fire crews battling a burning structure near the Williamsbridge Oval on Reservoir Oval E near Perry Avenue. Firefighters report that one person lost their life in the fire.
Currently, no one involved has been identified. Authorities in the Bronx continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
No further information has been reported concerning this structure fire in the Bronx.
New York House Fires
Fire departments across the country respond to hundreds of thousands of building fires each year. Approximately 354,000 structure fires are reported annually in the United States. Despite the location of a fire, it may prove to be a danger to every person involved. Those who are hurt in large fires often suffer from burns of varying degrees and smoke inhalation. On average, approximately 2,600 individuals end up losing their lives due to injuries they sustain in structure fires in the United States each year.
Some of the most common causes of New York structure fires include:
- Outdated electrics
- Faulty appliances
- Improperly installed or cracked gas lines
- Defective furnaces/boilers
- Blocked chimney flues
- Negligence of building occupants
After a residential fire, it is vital to figure out whether the behavior of a third party helped cause the fire or if their action or inaction hindered a resident’s ability to safely flee the premises.
Some commonly seen elements investigated by a Manhattan burn injury lawyer include:
- If the property owner/manager adhered to up-to-date fire and safety protocols
- Fireplaces/vents were satisfactorily maintained
- Proper fire safety tools and supplies
- Fire doors were in working condition
- Fire escapes and exits were able to be utilized
- Firewalls were correctly positioned and built
- Smoke detectors were properly functioning
If it is determined that a third party contributed to the cause or inability of a building occupant to safely leave the premises or the inability of fire crews to access the building to safely put the fire out, you may have a legitimate claim against the negligent individual/entity. Especially if you have lost someone you love in a structure fire, a wrongful death attorney can help you recover compensation for the losses and damages you face.
Reach out to our fire injury attorneys in New York at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.