Posted on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 5:07 am
Herkimer, NY (January 11, 2019) – An absolutely tragic and devastating incident occurred on Friday morning, January 11, when three young brothers were killed during a house fire in Herkimer. According to investigators, the three young children, one of whom was only one-year-old, died in the fire that started at around 6:00 a.m. at a home on East Steele Street.
After the fire broke out, two adults within the home were woken up by the smoke detectors as they immediately attempted to the three children inside the home. The two unidentified adults were reported to have exited the house before trying to get to the kids for a second time.
Firefighters were sent to the scene along with police and emergency medical crews where officials eventually located the bodies of the three children. The victims were reported as a one-year-old boy, as well as his 6 and 7-year-old brothers.
Authorities are currently investigating the cause of this fire as no further details have been provided at this time.
Fires and Explosions in New York
First and foremost, we would like to express our warmest thoughts and prayers and deepest condolences to the loved ones of all three children during this absolutely tragic and devastating time. Many fires in New York are often fatal or critically injurious as they are among one of the most harrowing situations that anyone can encounter. After such a dangerous event, it is terribly important for loved ones of victims to know that you may have the right to be compensated for your losses.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, we realize that there is nothing as horrendous and difficult as the sudden loss of a loved one, especially children, we are here for you 24/7 to assist in any way we can. We are passionate about helping victims and their loved ones when they are so unfairly affected by the actions of another party or entity such as a manufacturer. If you have lost a loved one in a New York fire or explosion, please don’t hesitate to call (212) 779-0057 today.
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