Bronx, NY – Three Injured in House Fire on E 201st StNY/NJ Legal News
Bronx, NY (September 20, 2023) – A call was made to police in the Bronx concerning a structure fire on the third floor of a building. Reports show the incident took place at around 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20.
Emergency responders went to the scene where they found smoke rising from the third floor of a building on East 201st Street. Fire crews worked to shut down the electric and gas utilities before checking for injured victims.
Three people, including one civilian and one firefighter, sustained injuries in the blaze and were treated and taken to the hospital as necessary. Their names have not been reported at this time.
Authorities in the Bronx continue to investigate the details of the collision.
Our thoughts are with everyone involved in this structure fire in the Bronx. We hope for their full recovery.
New York Structure Fires
Some of the leading causes of residential fires, such as apartment and house fires, include:
- Faulty appliances
- Outdated electrical wiring
- Damaged or improperly installed gas lines
- Clogged chimney flues
- Defective boilers or furnaces
In addition to proving the source of the fire, it is necessary to establish if the action or inaction of a third party played a part in the cause of the fire itself or an occupant’s inability to safely escape the residence.
If it is decided that a fire or the inability to safely respond to one was the fault of a third party, an injured victim might have a legitimate claim against the negligent company or individual.
Some common factors that a fire injury attorney in New York 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
Reach out to the Bronx house fire attorneys at Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 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.