Jackson, NJ – Crew Member Hospitalized After House Fire on Whitesville RdNY/NJ Legal News
Jackson, NJ (August 19, 2022) – One member of the Jackson Fire Department sustained injuries during an early morning fire at a private residence on Friday, August 19th.
The fire broke out at about 2:30 a.m. on Whitesville Road in Jackson.
The fire eviscerated the home, but all residents were able to flee to safety.
Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
House Fires in New Jersey
Some standard factors that the investigators of a residential fire in New Jersey will examine include:
- The owner or manager of the property acted in compliance with current building and fire codes
- Proper fire safety equipment and tools were present
- Vents, air ducts, and fireplaces were adequately and regularly maintained
- Fire exits and fire escapes were present and working
- Fire doors were operational
- Smoke detectors were correctly installed, routinely tested, and working
- Firewalls were correctly built and placed
If it is discovered that a residential fire or a resident’s inability to respond to one safely was caused by the action or inaction of a third party, an injured victim may have a valid claim against the negligent company or individual.
Some of the leading causes of residential fires, such as house and apartment fires, include:
- Defective appliances
- Old electrical wiring
- Broken or wrongly installed gas lines
- Blocked chimney flues
- Faulty boilers or furnaces
Along with establishing the source of the fire, it is critical to determine if action or inaction by a third party played a part in the cause of the fire itself or an occupant’s inability to safely escape the residence.
Call the New Jersey victim injury lawyers at Metro Law by calling (800) 460-6476 to learn 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.