Long Island, NY – Five Killed in House Fire on E. 2nd St

Long Island, NY – Five Killed in House Fire on E. 2nd St

Long Island, NY (November 17, 2021) – Five bodies were recovered from inside a home on Long Island after a huge house fire on Tuesday, November 16th.

The flames erupted at about 10:40 p.m. from a three-story home in the Riverhead neighborhood in the 40th block of East 2nd Street. 

The five were located by local fire crews after the blaze was extinguished.

Eight fire departments responded to the scene. It took several hours to contain the fire.

Officials reported that, upon their arrival, units were faced with heavy fire inside the 7,000-square foot home with multiple evacuees reporting that others were still trapped inside.

Firefighters were attempting to access the structure, but the third floor collapsed making entry impossible. 

After extinguishing the fire, a systematic search was conducted and the victims were located inside the home.

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives responded to a request from Riverhead Town Police to investigate the fire.

No additional information was immediately available.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Fatal Structure Fires in New York

Long Island, NY - Five Killed in House Fire on E. 2nd St

If you experienced significant losses and personal injury in a fire, we strongly urge you to contact a Brox personal injury attorney. Fire accidents are frequently caused by more than one negligent act on the part of more than one person. The causes of most structure fires are usually associated with human error. 

Determining the cause of a structure fire, and deciding who should be held responsible for the injuries and losses it caused, is a matter that requires immediate investigation by the victim’s attorney. 

While a lot of attorneys promote their services for fire-related accidents, the truth is that not all law firms are capable of successfully handling these complex cases. Often in these sorts of cases, there is significant property damage, the medical expenses are outrageous, and the pain, suffering, and other losses are incomprehensible. Additionally, the complicated technical issues that go hand-in-hand with fire accident claims often involve the application of tricky state and federal regulations, laws, and industry standards. 

A legal firm that has the knowledge, resources, and staff required to fully investigate and pursue the claim that best fits your circumstances.

Long Island Fire Accident Lawyers

Our Long Island personal injury attorneys at Metro Law have over four decades of experience helping thousands of families get the justice and compensation they deserve for the wrongful death of a loved one. 

In many cases, people suffer from devastating accidents due to the reckless actions of product manufacturers, property owners, building managers, contractors, and landlords. When victims are hurt in accidents, due to the negligent acts of another person, they may be eligible to file a legal claim against the at-fault party. 

These claims enable injured parties to collect compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. In some cases, injured parties can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Long Island to get the justice they deserve.

Our attorneys work diligently to ensure families have their legal rights protected so they can move forward from the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one. Contact our fire injury lawyers in New York at (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.