South Bristol, NY (November 30, 2018) – Officials in South Bristol have stated that a propane tank that exploded may have contributed to the extensiveness of a raging fire that tragically claimed two lives on Thursday night, November 29. The fire was reported to have started at around 9:00 p.m. when explosions were heard by neighbors at a home on Egypt Valley Road, which is also known as County Road 33.
While a propane tank was said to have exploded in the fire, the official cause of the blaze is not known at this time. The house that caught fire is in a very rural area, which subsequently caused a delay in getting water to the scene. The bodies of two people who died in the fire were found about three hours after crews contained the flames.
Bristol, Naples, Honeoye Falls, Richmond, and East Bloomfield Fire Departments were all among those who responded to the incident. The Monroe County Medical Examiner will be in charge of identifying the victims.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of both victims during this tragic and devastating time. We also extend our appreciation to the several New York firefighters who battled this fire.
Fires in New York often prove to be fatal as they are one of the most perilous conditions that any person can encounter. Following such an unnerving occurrence, it is absolutely essential to realize that you may have the right to be compensated for the loss of a loved one, particularly if the incident was due to another party’s recklessness or criminal behavior.
At Hach & Rose, our empathetic New York accident attorneys are committed to helping those who have been affected by the actions of another person or other entity. If you have lost a loved one in a New York fire or explosion, call us today at 212-779-0057 and let us put our invaluable experience to work on your behalf.
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