Posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 4:54 am
Bayside, Queens, NY (January 16, 2018) – A fire that tore through an apartment building in Queens on Tuesday afternoon, January 15, has been reported to have left two people in critical condition. According to authorities, the fire started shortly after 3:00 p.m. in an apartment above an ice cream shop located on Bell Boulevard in the Bayside section.
The flames were stated to have broken out in an apartment attached to a row of buildings and forced dozens of neighboring apartments to be evacuated. A man and a woman who live together in the unit where the fire started were unable to exit the building on their own and rescuers found them unconscious before carrying them out to the street.
Emergency medical crews quickly rushed both parties to separate hospitals where they are being treated for severe burns at this time. Authorities have not determined the cause of the blaze as the incident is actively under investigation.
Fires and Explosions in New York
Unfortunately, many fires in New York are fatal or seriously injurious as they are among one of the most dangerous situations that anyone may encounter. We would first like to offer our sincerest sympathies to both injured parties as we warmly wish for their full recoveries. We would also like to extend our gratitude to all of the New York firefighters who risk their lives on a daily basis.
Following such a harrowing event, it is extremely important to understand that you may have the right to be compensated for your injuries, particularly if your suffering has been caused by another person’s careless or criminal behavior. At Hach & Rose, we realize that there is hardly anything as difficult as dealing with a sudden injury, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have suffered injuries in a New York fire or explosion, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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