Brooklyn, NY – Man Saved, Five Firefighters Injured in House Fire on E. 9th St Near Foster Ave
Brooklyn, NY (March 24, 2022) – A 67-year-old man in cardiac arrest was rescued from a burning house in Brooklyn on Wednesday, March 23rd. Five firefighters were also injured, including one who sustained burns to his leg when the second-floor collapsed onto the first.
The resident is expected to survive, and the firefighters’ injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.
At about 4:05 a.m., firefighters responded to a 911 call about a fire at a two-story home, located on E. Ninth Street in the area of Foster Avenue in Midwood.
The resident was extracted from the basement of the home and revived on his way to Maimonides Hospital.
Two firefighters working on the second floor plummeted down a story when part of the floor collapsed underneath them.
The resulting debris pinned another two firefighters on the first floor.
One firefighter was badly burned as he was rescued from the rubble. He was taken to the burn unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell. The others sustained various non-critical injuries and were also taken to Maimonides.
The cause of the fire, which was contained by 6:20 a.m., is under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
House Fires in New York
Some of the foremost causes of New Jersey apartment fires, building fires, and house fires are:
- Faulty appliances
- Defective electrical wiring
- Damaged or improperly installed gas lines
- Clogged chimney flues
- Malfunctioning boilers or furnaces
Along with uncovering the cause of the fire, it is also necessary to determine if the actions of a third party contributed to the fire itself or to a resident’s inability to escape safely.
If a third party is believed to have acted negligently, a burn injury victim or their surviving family members could have a viable claim against them for their damages or wrongful death.
Brooklyn Burn Injury Lawyers
In many cases, people suffer from devastating accidents due to the reckless actions of product manufacturers, property owners, building managers, contractors, and landlords. When victims are hurt in accidents, due to the negligent acts of another person, they may be eligible to file a legal claim against the at-fault party.
These claims enable injured parties to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. In some cases, injured parties can reach out to a residential premises liability attorney in Brooklyn to get the justice they deserve.
Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of families get the justice and compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward from the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. Contact our premises liability lawyers in New York 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.