Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2019 at 5:15 am
Buffalo, NY (January 3, 2019) – A fire broke out at a home on Leroy Avenue shortly before 4:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, January 3, that sadly left a 13-year-old girl with critical injuries. The two-story home located on Buffalo’s east side caught fire for reasons that are currently under investigation.
According to authorities, firefighters were immediately sent to the scene where they found the young girl trapped in a back bedroom on the second floor and removed her. The injured teen was immediately transported to Erie County Medical Center, however, she was then taken to Oishei Children’s Hospital. The latest information stated that the victim is listed in critical condition.
A pet cat was also reported to have been rescued from the blaze, although there was no word concerning any other injured individuals. No further information has been made available as investigators are actively working to determine the events that led to this incident.
New York Fires and Explosions
We would first like to offer our sincere sympathies to the severely injured victim of this fire, as we also offer our warmest thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of the victim. As always, we extend our deepest gratitude to all of the New York firefighters who risk their lives each and every day.
Tragically, many fires in New York are fatal or at least seriously injurious as they are among one of the most harrowing situations that anyone may encounter. Following such a harrowing event, it is very important to understand that you may have the right to be compensated for your injuries, particularly if your suffering was caused by another person’s negligence.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, we understand that there is nearly nothing as devastating as the sudden injury of a loved one, especially a child, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have been hurt in a New York fire or explosion, call (212) 779-0057 today.
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