Linden, NJ – Essex Ave House Fire Leaves Two Injured, Home Destroyed

Linden, NJ – Essex Ave House Fire Leaves Two Injured, Home Destroyed

Linden, NJ (August 24, 2022) – A three-alarm fire at a home on Essex Avenue left two residents injured on Tuesday, August 24th.   

Police and city firefighters responded to the scene in the 800th block of Essex Avenue at about 12:30 a.m. for reports of a residential fire. Upon their arrival, they witnessed heavy smoke conditions inside the two-story home and located a 46-year-old man lying injured on the ground outside. 

The porch and the entire back of the house were fully involved. The home’s three residents were able to self-evacuate before help arrived. 

The man on the ground had jumped from a second-story window in an effort to escape the flames, seriously injuring himself in the process. He was transported by paramedics to Newark University Hospital in a non-life-threatening condition.

A 50-year-old woman was also treated for non-critical injuries. She was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway for treatment. 

A third displaced resident was not unharmed.  

It took crews about two hours to bring the blaze under control. The residence was extensively damaged, rendering it uninhabitable. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.  

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 

Linden, NJ - Essex Ave House Fire Leaves Two Injured, Home Destroyed

Some of the leading causes of residential fires, such as apartment and house fires, include: 

  • Faulty appliances
  • Outdated electrical wiring
  • Damaged or improperly installed gas lines
  • Clogged chimney flues
  • Defective boilers or furnaces

In addition to proving the source of the fire, it is necessary to establish if the action or inaction of a third party played a part in the cause of the fire itself or an occupant’s inability to safely escape the residence.

If it is decided that a fire or the inability to safely respond to one was the fault of a third party, an injured victim might have a legitimate claim against the negligent company or individual.

Some common factors that a fire injury attorney in New Jersey will investigate are whether or not :

  • The manager or owner of the property adhered to current fire and building codes
  • Proper fire safety tools and equipment were on site
  • Fireplaces and vents were adequately maintained
  • Fire escapes and exits were available and functioning
  • Fire doors were being used
  • Smoke detectors were correctly installed, tested, and working
  • Firewalls were properly built and placed

Reach out to the fire injury attorneys 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.