Plainfield, NJ – One Child Dead, Another Injured After Fire Decimates Home on North Ave
Plainfield, NJ (July 18, 2022) – One family is grieving the loss of a daughter after a fire tore through their home in Plainfield on Sunday, July 17th.
Flames shot from the multi-story home on North Avenue in Plainfield early Sunday morning, July 17th.
When police and fire crews arrived, they learned that people were trapped inside.
Responders worked to extricate several people from the second and third floors with the use of a ladder. Additional crews accessed the building to search for any additional trapped residents. They located two children, one of whom had already succumbed to her injuries.
The second child was taken by paramedics to Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center and treated for smoke inhalation.
In all, 23 people across four families were displaced.
The cause of the fire remains undetermined.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Liability for Structure Fires in New York
People often fall victim to catastrophic accidents arising from the negligence of contractors, subcontractors, building managers, landlords, property owners, and product manufacturers. When this happens, the appropriate response may be to file a legal claim against the at-fault party.
If a fire or a victim’s inability to react safely to one was caused by the action or inaction of a third party, a victim with a fire-related injury likely has a valid claim against the negligent party.
Along with establishing the fire’s causing, it is also vital to determine if the action or inaction of a third party contributed to either the fire itself or to the occupants’ ability to safely flee the structure.
Some of the factors a New Jersey fatal fire lawyer will investigate are:
- Did the property owner comply with building and fire codes?
- Was proper fire safety equipment present?
- Were vents and fireplaces adequately maintained?
- Were functioning exits and fire escapes available?
- Were fire doors in use?
- Were working smoke alarms tested and installed?
- Were properly-constructed firewalls in place?
Reach out to a fire injury attorney from 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.