Posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 6:18 am
Albion, NY (January 16, 2019) – Police reported explosions and a massive fire that broke out at the home of an elderly couple on Wednesday evening, January 16. According to the Albion Police Department, the incident started at around 6:00 p.m. at a house located on Elmwood Avenue in the town of Albion.
The elderly couple who live at the residence were stated to have been found standing in the front yard with burn injuries as the house was fully engulfed in flames by the time fire crews arrived. Mercy Flight and an ambulance were sent to the scene along with firefighters, police, and paramedics who transported one victim by air and another by ground.
Both the husband and wife are currently being treated for possibly serious burns at Strong Memorial Hospital. The explosions and the cause of the fire are actively under investigation at this time. No further details have been provided.
Fires and Explosions in New York
We would first like to offer our sincerest and most genuine sympathies to both victims of this fire as we maintain hope for their full recoveries. We would also like to offer our deepest gratitude to the brave New York firefighters who risk their lives on a daily basis, as well as the other emergency crews who attended to this incident.
Unfortunately, many fires in New York are seriously injurious or fatal as they are among one of the most hazardous situations that anyone may encounter. Following such a dangerous event, it is terribly essential to realize that you may have the right to be reimbursed for your losses, especially if your injuries have been caused by another person’s careless or criminal behavior.
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