East Orange, NJ – Update: Cherry Davis Identified as Victim of Prospect St Fire

East Orange, NJ – Update: Cherry Davis Identified as Victim of Prospect St Fire

East Orange, NJ (July 26, 2022) – Police have identified the victim of a fatal residential fire on Prospect Street in East Orange on Friday, July 22nd as 69-year-old Cherry Davis.

According to investigators, fire crews managed to save several of the building’s residents, but Davis was trapped inside her apartment on the third floor. 

According to an investigation, the fire was most likely caused by a vehicle that caught fire when the flames were allowed to spread to the building.  

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Liability for Structure Fires in New Jersey

East Orange, NJ - Cherry Davis Identified as Victim of Prospect St Fire

Along with establishing the cause of a residential fire, it is also vital to determine if the action or inaction of a third party contributed to either the fire itself or to the occupants’ ability to safely flee the structure. 

Some of the factors a New Jersey fatal fire lawyer will investigate are:

  • Did the property owner comply with building and fire codes?
  • Was proper fire safety equipment present?
  • Were vents and fireplaces adequately maintained?
  • Were functioning exits and fire escapes available? 
  • Were fire doors in use?
  • Were working smoke alarms tested and installed?
  • Were properly-constructed firewalls in place?

People often fall victim to catastrophic accidents arising from the negligence of contractors, subcontractors, building managers, landlords, property owners, and product manufacturers. When this happens, the appropriate response may be to file a legal claim against the at-fault party. 

If a fire or a victim’s inability to react safely to one was caused by the action or inaction of a third party, a victim with a fire-related injury likely has a valid claim against the negligent party. 

Reach out to a fire injury attorney from Metro Law by calling (800) 460-6476 to see how we can help you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

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.