Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 4:24 am
Newburgh, NY (January 15, 2019) – A two-alarm fire broke out at Joseph A. Fogarty Apartments in Newburgh and resulted in the hospitalization of two people, according to a city assistant fire chief. The blaze was reported to have started at around 10:00 a.m. in the bathroom of the apartment located on Johnson Street.
Authorities stated that the woman who lives in the apartment was able to make it out unharmed. However, one person who lives next door and another who lives down the hall were stated to have suffered injuries in the fire. Firefighters along with emergency medical crews were called to the scene shortly after the fire broke out.
Paramedics transported the two injured parties to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital to be treated for smoke-related injuries. Their conditions are unknown at this time. Authorities are actively conducting a detailed investigation into the events that led to this incident.
New York Fires and Explosions
We would first like to offer our sympathies both injured victims as we warmly hope for their full recoveries, above all else. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to all of the New York firefighters who risked their lives battling the blaze.
Fires in New York are often fatal or critically injurious as they are among one of the most harrowing situations that anyone may encounter. Following such a distressing event, it is imperative to understand that you may have the right to be compensated for your injuries, especially if your suffering was caused by another person’s inattentive or criminal behavior.
At Hach & Rose, we are here 24/7 to assist those who have been affected by the carelessness of another party or other entity. If you have been injured in a New York fire or explosion, please call (212) 779-0057 today.
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