Manhattan, NY – Four Hurt in Three-Alarm Building Fire on E 62nd St near 1st Ave

Manhattan, NY – Four Hurt in Three-Alarm Building Fire on E 62nd St near 1st Ave

Manhattan, NY (January 30, 2023) – A fire was reported to fire crews in Manhattan’s upper east side on the afternoon of January 30. Shortly after 3:00 p.m., firefighters received the report concerning a fire coming from an open shaft on the roof of a building. 

Fire crews said the fire extended from the third floor to the roof of a building located in the 400 block of 62nd Street near 1st Avenue. Additional units were requested at the scene. 

The flames took over an hour to extinguish, according to information from local reports. One civilian sustained serious injuries in the blaze. They were treated and transported to a local hospital for further medical care. 

Three firefighters were also injured in the fire. Authorities in Manhattan are investigating the details of the incident. 

We hope for the full and fast recovery of those with injuries. 

New York Structure Fires

 Manhattan, NY - Four Hurt in Three-Alarm Building Fire on E 62nd St near 1st AveSome 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  • Outdated electrical wiring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 York 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 Manhattan house fire attorneys at Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 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.