South Brunswick, NJ – Body Recovered Following House Fire on Pelham RdNY/NJ Legal News
South Brunswick, NJ (May 19, 2022) – Officials from Middlesex County are investigating a fire that left one of the home’s residents dead on Monday, May 16th in South Brunswick.
Reports show that several fire crews were dispatched for reports of a house fire in the 20th block of Pelham Road at about 9:35 p.m.
Upon their arrival, firefighters discovered heavy fire coming out of a single-story wood-framed house in the area.
Rescuers extended multiple water lines to help get the flames under control as they had already begun extending to neighboring homes, forcing crews to send out a second alarm.
According to sources, human remains were located as crews searched the home for injured and trapped occupants.
The cause of the fire and the identity of the deceased are under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Liability for Structure Fires in New Jersey
Hundreds of fire-related injuries and fatalities take place every year due to structure fires in New Jersey. When a structure burns, those inside are in danger of receiving thermal burns, smoke inhalation injuries, and even being killed. Structure fire victims also generally experience injuries caused by breathing in toxic chemicals given off by materials burning inside the structure.
Some of the leading causes of structure fires, such as house, apartment, and building fires, include:
- Defective appliances
- Old electrical wiring
- Improperly installed or damaged gas lines
- Plugged chimney flues
- Malfunctioning furnaces or boilers
In addition to determining the fire’s source, it is also essential to decide if action or inaction on the part of a third party played a role in either an occupant’s ability to flee the structure safely or in the fire itself.
The usual factors that a New Jersey fire injury lawyer will analyze are:
- If the owner of the property followed current building and fire codes
- If appropriate fire safety equipment was on site
- If vents and fireplaces were properly maintained
- If exits and fire escapes were present and working
- If fire doors were in use
- If smoke alarms were properly installed, tested, and working
- If firewalls were correctly built and in place
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.
It is not unusual for people to fall prey to catastrophic accidents stemming from the irresponsible actions of landlords, building managers, contractors, property owners, and product manufacturers. When this occurs, the proper response is most likely to bring a claim against the negligent party.
Reach out to our fire injury attorneys in New Jersey at (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.