Pohatcong, NJ – One Dead in Victory Ave House Fire
Pohatcong, NJ (November 14, 2022) – A body was recovered after a house fire on the night of Sunday, November 13th in Warren County.
Police and fire crews responded to the scene in the 400th block of Victory Avenue at about 8:00 p.m. in Pohatcong Township.
According to reports, the fire was largely confined to one room of the single-family home. Crews were able to bring it under control in about 20 minutes.
As of Monday, state investigators and the county fire marshal are still working to determine the cause of the fire.
An autopsy has also been scheduled to determine the cause and manner of the victim’s death. Their identity has not been released.
Firefighters from Stewartsville and Alpha, and EMS personnel from Phillipsburg aided Pohatcong personnel at the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
House Fire Injuries in New Jersey
Residential fires have many possible causes. Some of the main sources of residential fires in New Jersey include:
- Defective small or large appliances
- Out-of-date wiring
- Incorrectly installed or broken gas lines
- Blocked chimney flues
- A faulty furnace or boiler
Along with correctly establishing the cause of the fire, it is vital to confirm whether or not the negligence of a third party was a factor in the origin of the fire or resulted in an occupant’s not being able to flee the residence safely.
If it is determined that the fire or a resident’s inability to react safely was, wholly or partially, the fault of a third party, the victim most likely has a valid claim against the negligent person or entity.
Some factors that a New Jersey house fire lawyer will investigate are whether or not :
- The landlord or manager of the premises abided by the current building and fire codes
- Appropriate fire safety tools and devices were available and working
- Fireplaces and vents were properly maintained
- Fire escapes and exits were available and working
- Fire doors were being used
- Smoke alarms were correctly installed, tested, and working
- Firewalls were properly built and placed
Reach out to our New Jersey house fire lawyers 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.