Brooklyn, NY – Three Civilians, One Firefighter Injured in House Fire on 55th St
Brooklyn, NY (October 03, 2022) – A house fire in Brooklyn left four people, including a firefighter, with injuries that required hospitalization on Saturday, October 1st.
The fire broke out on the top floor of a townhouse on 55th Street in the Sunset Park neighborhood at about 12:00 a.m.
Sixty FDNY firefighters responded to the scene. The flames were contained in about an hour.
Three civilians and a firefighter were taken by ambulance to NYU Brooklyn Medical Center with non-critical injuries.
Two more victims received treatment at the scene.
Investigators have been unable to determine how the fire started.
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 York
Some of the main causes of residential fires in New York include:
- Faulty appliances
- Outdated electrics
- Cracked or improperly installed gas lines
- Blocked chimney flues
- Defective boilers or furnaces
After a residential fire, it is essential to verify if the action or inaction of a third party played a part in the cause of the fire or an occupant’s inability to flee to safety.
Some common elements that a New York burn injury lawyer will investigate are whether or not :
- The manager or owner of the property adhered to all current building, fire, and safety protocols
- Vents and fireplaces were satisfactorily maintained
- Proper fire safety supplies and tools were on site
- Fire doors were in use
- Fire escapes and exits were unrestricted and working
- Firewalls were correctly built and positioned
- Smoke detectors were properly installed, tested, and functioning
If it is determined that a fire or the inability to safely respond to one was caused by a third party, you might have a legitimate claim against the negligent individual or company.
Reach out to our fire injury attorneys in New York at (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.