Brooklyn, NY – Two Injured in Fire on Throop Ave near Walton St
Brooklyn, NY (February 28, 2023) – Firefighters in Brooklyn received a 911 report of a structure fire on the morning of February 28. At approximately 11:00 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to the scene of the incident on Throop Avenue.
The incident was reported at 19 Throop Avenue. A fire broke out on the first floor of a commercial building for reasons still under investigation. Two people sustained injuries in the fire, according to reports from fire crews.
The injured victims were treated by paramedics and transported to area hospitals for further care. Their identities have not been reported at this time.
Approximately two hours after the blaze started, the scene was reported to be secured by fire crews. No other details have currently been reported concerning the incident.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
New York House Fires
When you consider that approximately 81% of casualties related to structure fires in the United States happen in hotels, houses, and apartments, it’s obvious that residential fires have become a public issue. Currently, the top cause of deadly residential fires is the improper disposal of tobacco products. Appliances used for cooking, such as hot plates, grills, and stoves, are the main reasons severe burns occur in residential fires.
Some other common reasons house fires happen in the United States include:
- Defective/faulty appliances
- Worn-out/outdated electrics
- Broken, cracked, or improperly installed gas lines
- Plugged chimney flues
- Broken, faulty, or defective furnaces/boilers
In apartment and house fires, smoke inhalation is the main cause of death, followed closely by burn injuries. Those who manage to escape, however, usually experience a considerable degree of both. These and other fire-related injuries are remarkably painful and costly to treat.
The majority of burn injuries will come under one of three types:
- 1st-degree burns: 1st-degree burns involve just the epidermis or top layer of skin. These are the type of burns you get from cooking, ironing, or from sunburn, and usually take just a few days to heal.
- 2nd-degree burns: These burns go down to the dermis or second layer of skin. More severe than a 1st-degree burn, these could necessitate skin grafts and leave the victim permanently scarred.
- 3rd-degree burns: Burns of this extent destroy the hypodermis or third layer of skin. They cause not only skin loss but also the potential loss of hair follicles, sweat glands, and the stratum basale, the layer of skin where new cells are created.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward after a serious burn injury. Contact the Brooklyn fire injury lawyers at Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.