Manhattan, NY – Two Injured in Apartment Fire on W 135th StNY/NJ Legal News
Manhattan, NY (February 9, 2023) – Two people were hurt in an apartment fire in Harlem, Manhattan, on the afternoon of February 9. Emergency crews were sent to the scene on West 135th Street.
Police report the incident occurred in the 100 block of West 135th Street. Fire crews received a 911 call concerning the fire at approximately 12:38 p.m.
First responders confirmed a fire occurred inside an apartment that injured two people. The extent of their injuries has not been reported at this time.
The injured victims were rendered aid by paramedics and transported to local hospitals to receive further treatment. Fire officials in Manhattan continue to investigate the cause of the flames.
We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.
Structure Fires in New York
Fire departments across the country respond to hundreds of thousands of building fires each year. Approximately 354,000 structure fires are reported annually in the United States. Despite the location of a fire, it may prove to be a danger to every person involved. Those who are hurt in large fires often suffer from burns of varying degrees and smoke inhalation. On average, approximately 2,600 individuals end up losing their lives due to injuries they sustain in structure fires in the United States each year.
Some of the most common causes of New York structure fires include:
- Outdated electrics
- Faulty appliances
- Improperly installed or cracked gas lines
- Defective furnaces/boilers
- Blocked chimney flues
- Negligence of building occupants
After a residential fire, it is vital to figure out whether the behavior of a third party helped cause the fire or if their action or inaction hindered a resident’s ability to safely flee the premises.
Some commonly seen elements investigated by a Manhattan burn injury lawyer include:
- If the property owner/manager adhered to up-to-date fire and safety protocols
- Fireplaces/vents were satisfactorily maintained
- Proper fire safety tools and supplies
- Fire doors were in working condition
- Fire escapes and exits were able to be utilized
- Firewalls were correctly positioned and built
- Smoke detectors were properly functioning
If it is determined that a third party contributed to the cause or inability of a building occupant to safely leave the premises or the inability of fire crews to access the building to safely put the fire out, you may have a legitimate claim against the negligent individual/entity.
Reach out to our fire injury attorneys in New York at (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.