Brooklyn, NY – Three Hurt in Apartment Fire on 84 Ave ONY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (October 20, 2021) – Three people were hurt in an apartment fire in Brooklyn on the afternoon of October 20. At around 3:47 p.m., the incident happened at an apartment building on 84 Avenue O.
Several crews arrived at the scene shortly after the incident occurred in order to help the people involved. Three individuals were found to have suffered injuries in the fire, according to reports.
Fire crews worked to rescue the individuals from the building before transporting them to the hospital for further evaluation and treatment. At this time, no one involved has been identified to the public.
Police in Brooklyn continue to investigate.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims. We hope for their full recovery.
New York Apartment Fires
Fire departments throughout the nation are called to hundreds of thousands of structure fires per year. Approximately 350,000 structure fires take place per year in the United States. Despite where a fire happens, it may be dangerous for every person involved. People who suffer injuries in large fires often deal with varying degrees of burns and smoke inhalation. Averagely speaking, around 2,600 people end up losing their lives due to structure fires across the nation each year.
When you consider that approximately 80% of fire-related deaths in the US happen in hotels, houses, and apartments, it is obvious that residential fire prevention has become a serious public safety issue. The main cause of deadly residential fires continues to be related to mishandled tobacco products, particularly those that are not properly disposed of. Cooking appliances, such as hot plates, stoves, and grills, are a primary cause of concern when it comes to serious burns in residential fires.
New York structure fires are most often caused by the following:
- Outdated electrics
- Defective appliances
- Improperly installed or cracked gas lines
- Faulty furnaces/boilers
- Obstructed chimney flues
- Negligence of building occupants
Following a residential fire, it is important to determine whether the action or inaction of a third party contributed to the cause of the fire, or deterred the ability of building residents to safely leave the premises.
Some commonly seen elements investigated by a Brooklyn 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 the action or inaction of a third party contributed to the inability of building occupants to leave the premises, or directly contributed to the cause of the fire, you may have a legitimate claim against the negligent party/individual/entity.
Reach out to our fire injury attorneys in New York at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you. We can help you gather financial compensation for the losses and damages you may have suffered in relation to your recent burn or smoke-inhalation injuries, or any other injuries you may have sustained due to a fire that was not your fault.