Newark, NJ – Firefighter Injured in Fire Incident on S 11th StNY/NJ Legal News
Newark, NJ (July 31, 2020) – A fire incident reported in the Newark area left one firefighter injured early Thursday morning. Just before 2:40 a.m., on July 30, the Newark Fire Department responded to the scene of a fire incident at 258 South 11st Street.
Reports from firefighters show that a fire broke out in a three-story, wood-framed building for unknown reasons. The fire spread in the basement and throughout all three floors of the building. One firefighter sustained injuries while battling the blaze and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Two people were located inside the structure by firefighters and removed without incident. Within 50-minutes, firefighters were able to take control of the situation. Fourteen people were displaced by the fire.
At this time, the Newark Fire Division’s Arson Unit is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.
Our thoughts are with the firefighter injured in this fire incident.
Fire Accidents in New Jersey
Being involved in a fire incident can have a detrimental impact on a person’s life. Losing your home, belongings, and livelihood instantly can leave victims feeling overwhelmed and defeated. Although we can take various steps to prevent fires from happening, there is no method that is 100% effective for every circumstance. Although some fires are the result of negligence, there are numerous cases where victims suffer debilitating injuries as a result of defective appliances and faulty wiring.
Regrettably, we continue to see fires around our state at an alarming rate. Not only do many victims lose their homes and belongings, but many of them are also left with debilitating injuries. In fact, fires throughout New Jersey leave hundreds of victims with devastating injuries each year. Many victims sustain painful burn injuries, smoke inhalation, and are left with permanent scarring. When victims are injured in accidents, due to the preventable circumstances, it is crucial that they reach out to a burn injury attorney in New Jersey as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward.
Working with a knowledgeable, aggressive, and effective legal team is a victim’s best bet for recovering after being harmed in a fire incident. For over 40 years, Metro Law’s personal injury attorneys in New Jersey have helped countless victims collect the maximum amount of compensation available for their legal claims. Our team understands the challenges victims face after sustaining serious burn injuries. For this reason, we strive to help them collect the maximum amount of compensation available to alleviate the costs of medical treatment and more. Contact our injury accident attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to explore the legal options available for 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.