Albany, NY (October 31, 2018) – According to Albany firefighters, a fire broke out inside a house early Wednesday morning, October 31, that resulted in the hospitalization of one victim. The fire was reported to have taken place at around 3:00 a.m. on Emmet Street.
Officials who responded to the scene stated that the fire destroyed a one-bedroom apartment that was inside the home. The sole resident of that apartment was reported as a man who was able to escape the fire before it engulfed the entire apartment.
Firefighters were called to the scene a short time after the fire started and were able to control the flames. Paramedics immediately rushed the injured victim to a local hospital where he is being treated for burns on his arm. The victim is expected to be okay at this time.
No further details have been made available pertaining to how the fire started or the identity of the victim. Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.
We would first and foremost like to offer our sincerest wishes to the injured party as we maintain hope for their full recovery. We also wish to thank our heroic firefighters for extinguishing the blaze in a timely manner. All fires and explosions in New York have the possibility to be tremendously devastating or even fatal. It is important to understand that you may have the right to be compensated for your injuries in the event that you have been injured due to someone else’s carelessness.
At Hach & Rose, our concerned New York accident attorneys are devoted to serving those affected by the inattention of other people. If you have been injured in a New York fire or explosion, call 212-779-0057 and let us put our experience to work for you today.
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