South Hackensack, NJ – Bodies Recovered Following House Fire on Agar Pl

South Hackensack, NJ – Bodies Recovered Following House Fire on Agar Pl

South Hackensack, NJ (June 10, 2022) – Two people were found dead on Friday, June 10th as fire crews were attempting to extinguish a house fire in South Hackensack. 

Two bodies, one male, and one female, were discovered in the back of a residence on Agar Place shortly after fire crews responded to reports of a structure fire with entrapment at about 3:00 a.m.  

Officials said that heavy smoke conditions and extreme heat made it tough for firefighters to gain access to the home and perform rescue operations.

Emergency responders discovered the body of the female victim about 20 minutes after reporting to the scene. The body of the male victim was found shortly after. 

The fire was under control by 4:30 a.m. 

The structure sustained heavy damage, including enormous holes in the side and roof.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

House Fires in New Jersey 

South Hackensack, NJ - Bodies Recovered Following House Fire on Agar Pl

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  • Outdated electrical wiring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 our New Jersey victim injury lawyers at (800) 460-6476 to learn 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 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.