Queens, NY – One Killed in House Fire on 36th AveNY/NJ Legal News
Queens, NY (April 19, 2023) – One person lost their life in a house fire in Queens on the morning of April 19. At approximately 5:30 a.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of the incident to help those involved.
Flames engulfed the home on 36th Avenue in Bayside. Over 100 firefighters were sent to the scene to help battle the blaze.
Reports show that one person lost their life in the fire. At this time, their identity has not been reported to the public.
Authorities in Queens continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident. Few other details have been reported at this time.
Our thoughts are with those affected by this fire in Queens.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
House Fires in New York
Structure fires are the cause of hundreds of fire-related deaths and injuries every year. Anytime a structure burns, its occupants are in danger of sustaining smoke inhalation injuries, thermal burns, and even death. Victims of structure fires also commonly experience injuries due to inhaling toxic chemicals emitted from burning materials inside the structure.
A few of the main causes of structure fires, including apartment, house, and building fires, include:
- Faulty appliances
- Outdated electrical wiring
- Damaged or improperly installed gas lines
- Obstructed chimney flues
- Malfunctioning boilers or furnaces
Along with establishing the fire’s cause, 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 York fire injury attorney will investigate are:
- Whether the property owner complied with building and fire codes
- Whether proper fire safety equipment was present
- Whether vents and fireplaces were adequately maintained
- Whether exits and fire escapes were available and functioning properly
- Whether fire doors were used
- Whether smoke detectors were tested, installed, and working
- Whether firewalls were in place and properly built
In the event that a fire or the inability to react safely to one was the result of the action or inaction of a third party, a victim with a fire-related injury could have a valid claim against the negligent person or entity.
It is not uncommon for people to fall victim to disastrous accidents arising from the careless actions of building managers, property owners, landlords, contractors, and product manufacturers. When this happens, the appropriate response may be to file a legal claim against the at-fault party.
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.