Syracuse, NY (November 8, 2018) – Firefighters were called to the scene of a fire that broke out Wednesday night, November 7, in a high-rise apartment building in Syracuse. The fire was reported at around 11:14 p.m. and firefighter arrived shortly after to find heavy smoke.
The fire was reported at an apartment building located at 550 South Clinton Street via a fire alarm activation, according to authorities. At least seven firetrucks and around 40 firefighters responded to the scene to extinguish the blaze.
Upon their arrival, responders quickly found the room that was billowing smoke and were able to efficiently remove one male victim from the apartment. That victim was then taken to emergency medical crews where he was transported to Upstate University Hospital for treatment.
Two other residents on the 13th floor were evaluated at the scene by AMR personnel as at least one other victim was also taken to the hospital. The conditions of the victims are currently unknown.
Royce Residence is a 23-floor building with 305 apartments inside. No further information has been provided in regards to the cause of this fire.
Investigators are actively going through all the evidence left at the scene.
Our kindest and most genuine sympathies are currently extended the injured victims as we wish for their full recoveries at this time. Fires in New York are commonly fatal or seriously injurious as they also result in tremendous damages. Following such an upsetting experience, it is terribly essential to know that you may have the right to be compensated for your losses.
At Hach & Rose, our New York accident attorneys are dedicated to assisting those who have been injured due to the actions of another party or entity. If you have been hurt in a New York fire or explosion, call 212-779-0057 and let us put our proficiency to work for you today.
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