Posted on Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 at 5:44 am
Buffalo, NY (December 24, 2018) – The early morning fire that took place on Friday, December 21, and claimed the lives of 4-year-old Cianna Jones and her aunt, 26-year-old Brianna Ross, also left an 8-year-old boy with severe burns over 80% of his body. Tragically, the 8-year-old boy, now identified as G’Shawn McGhee, passed away due to his injuries.
The fatal fire was reported to have broken out at around 1:00 a.m. at a home on Shirley Avenue. Investigators have now ruled the blaze accidental, stating that it is believed to have started in the kitchen on the first floor of the home. Firefighters and emergency medical crews responded to the incident where they also transported two other adults to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The two injured adults mostly suffered from smoke inhalation. Smoke detectors were confirmed to have been operational at the time of the fire.
New York Fires and Explosions
We would like to offer our deepest condolences and warmest thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Cianna Jones, G’Shawn McGhee, and Brianna Ross during this absolutely devastating time. We would also like to extend our appreciation to the New York firefighters who risked their lives battling the flames.
Fires in New York commonly prove to be fatal or disastrously injurious as they are one of the most terrifying conditions that anyone can encounter. Following the loss of a loved one, it is essential to know that you may have the right to be compensated for your loss, especially if the incident was due to another party’s reckless or criminal behavior.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there is nothing as tragic as the loss of a child, and our empathetic New York accident attorneys are dedicated helping those who have been affected by the actions of another person or entity. If you have lost a family member in a New York fire or explosion, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 and let us put our experience to work for you today.
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