Brooklyn, NY – One Injured in Structure Fire on Albemarle Rd in East FlatbushNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (February 24, 2023) – One person was hurt in a structure fire that occurred in Brooklyn on February 24. At approximately 2:18 p.m., emergency fire crews were sent to the scene on Albemarle Road.
Reports indicate the fire occurred in the 2100 block of Albemarle Road on the first floor of a building. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
EMS was also sent to the crash site to render aid to those involved. At least one person suffered injuries in the blaze.
The injured victim was treated by paramedics and taken to a local hospital for further care. The extent of their injuries remains unclear at this time.
Brooklyn police are working to figure out how the fire occurred.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
New York Structure Fires
Considering that about 80% of fire-related deaths in the United States take place in residential structures, it is clear that the prevention of residential fires is a huge public safety issue. The number one cause of deadly residential fires is the improper disposal of tobacco products while cooking appliances, such as stoves and grills, are the number one cause of burn injuries in residential fires.
Smoke inhalation is the leading cause of death in residential fires, not burn injuries as one might expect. Those who survive, however, often endure a significant amount of both. These injuries are exceptionally painful and expensive to treat.
Most burn injuries fall under one of three categories:
- 1st-degree burns: 1st-degree burns affect only the top layer of skin (epidermis), such as you get from sunburn or accidentally touching a hot stove. These burns typically take a few days to heal.
- 2nd-degree burns: These burns reach the second layer of skin (dermis). More serious than a 1st-degree burn, it may require skin grafts and result in permanent scarring.
- 3rd-degree burns: Burns of this magnitude ravage the third layer (hypodermis), causing the loss of not just the skin but also the sweat glands, hair follicles, and the stratum basale where new skin cells are formed.
Along with establishing the source of the fire, it is critical to determine if the action or inaction of another person or entity played a role in either the cause of the fire itself or a resident’s inability to flee the residence to safety.
Some of the main causes of house fires in New Jersey include:
- Defective appliances
- Obsolete or worn electrics
- Broken or incorrectly installed gas lines
- Obstructed chimney flues
- Faulty or broken furnaces or boilers
Contact our structure fire attorneys in Brooklyn by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
If investigators are able to determine that an outside party was in fact negligent, an injured victim would have a valid claim against the liable party.