Readington, NJ – House Fire on CR-523 Kills Two, Responding Fire Engine Crashes into Pond
Readington, NJ (July 04, 2022) – A house fire in Readington Township resulted in the death of two people on Sunday, July 3rd.
According to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, the fire broke out at about 5:45 a.m. in the 600th block of County Road 523.
The responding fire engine crashed into a pond as it hurried to the scene.
Officials said that only minor injuries were sustained by those involved in the crash.
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending family notification.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
House Fires in New Jersey
Some typical factors that a fatal fire lawyer in New Jersey will look into are whether:
- The owner or manager of the building acted in accordance with current building and fire codes
- Appropriate fire safety equipment and fire safety tools were on site
- Vents, air ducts, and fireplaces were sufficiently maintained
- Fire exits and fire escapes were available and functional
- Fire doors were in use
- Smoke alarms were properly installed, regularly tested, and working
- Firewalls were correctly constructed and strategically placed
If it is determined that a fire or the inability to respond to one in a safe manner was caused by the action or inaction of a third party, an injured victim might have a legitimate claim against the negligent company or individual.
Some of the main causes of residential fires, like apartment and house fires, include:
- Faulty appliances
- Outdated electrical wiring
- Damaged or improperly installed gas lines
- Clogged chimney flues
- Defective boilers or furnaces
Along with establishing the source of the fire, it is critical to determine if action or inaction by a third party played a part in the cause of the fire itself or an occupant’s inability to safely escape the residence.
Call the New Jersey victim injury lawyers at Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 to learn 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.