Hopewell Borough, NJ – Residential Fire With Burn Victim Reported on Heart AveNY/NJ Legal News
Hopewell Borough, NJ (August 23, 2022) – Fire crews responded to the first block of Heart Avenue for reports of a fully involved house fire on Tuesday, August 23rd.
Upon their arrival at about 4:30 a.m., a burn victim was located on the street in front of the home. A medical helicopter was requested but was unable to fly due to heavy fog in the area.
Multiple neighboring ambulance squads and fire departments were also dispatched to the scene. Responders were able to bring the flames under control by 5:35 a.m.
No additional information has been made available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Burn Injuries in New Jersey
Considering that about 80% of fire fatalities in the United States are residential, it is quite obvious that the prevention of residential fires is a major public safety problem. Improper disposal of tobacco products is the number one cause of fatal residential fires while cooking appliances, such as grills and stoves, are the number one cause of burn injuries in residential fires.
Smoke inhalation is the leading cause of residential fire fatalities, not burn injuries as one might expect. Those who live, however, often experience a significant amount of both. These injuries are exceptionally painful and expensive to treat.
Most burn injuries are classified into one of three categories:
- 1st-degree/Superficial burns: A burn affecting only the top layer of skin (epidermis), such as you see with sunburn or after touching a hot stove. These burns typically take a few days to heal.
- 2nd-degree/Partial-thickness 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/Full-thickness 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.
If you were burned in a house or apartment fire, an explosion, electric shock, or electrical flash fire, the New Jersey burn injury lawyers at Metro Law are here to help.
Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward after a serious burn injury. Contact the burn injury lawyers at Metro Law by calling (800) 460-6476 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.