Queens, NY – Four Seriously Injured in Structure Fire on 37th Dr near 104th St

Queens, NY – Four Seriously Injured in Structure Fire on 37th Dr near 104th St

Queens, NY (September 1, 2023) – A large structure fire occurred in Queens on the evening of September 1 that left several people with injuries. Firefighters and police responded to the scene of the incident at around 8:42 p.m. 

Firefighters extended five hoses in an effort to distinguish the flames at the scene, located on 37th Drive near 104th Street. Police are working to determine the cause of the fire at this time. 

Seven people suffered injuries in the blaze. Authorities report that four of those victims suffered serious injuries and were transported to the hospital for treatment. 

The flames were extinguished in just over an hour, according to reports. Police continue to investigate the details of the blaze. 

We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victims. 

New York Structure Fires

Queens, NY - Four Seriously Injured in Structure Fire on 37th Dr near 104th StHundreds of thousands of structure fires happen yearly in the United States. Roughly 354,000 annual building fires are reported throughout the nation per year. Despite the location of a fire, it can be hazardous for everyone involved. People who sustain injuries in large fires often suffer varying degrees of burns and/or smoke inhalation that can land them in the hospital for long periods of time. Averagely speaking, around 2,600 lives are cut short yearly due to being involved in structure fires in the US. 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  • Outdated electrics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 a third party was responsible in causing it to occur, or if their action or inaction prevented a resident from being able to safely leave the premises. 

Some commonly seen elements investigated by a Queens 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 found that a third party contributed to the cause of a structure fire that caused you to become injured, you may have a legitimate claim against them and be able to collect financial compensation for your injuries and damages. 

Reach out to our fire injury attorneys in New York at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As members 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.