Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 5:38 am
Albion, NY (January 17, 2019) – Authorities have released new details along with the names of the couple who were severely injured after an explosion caused a massive fire at a home on Elmwood Avenue Wednesday evening, January 16. According to police, 81-year-old Vincenzo Spampanato and his wife, 71-year-old, Felicia Spampanato are currently in guarded condition in the burn unit at Strong Memorial Hospital after the incident that took place in the village of Albion.
An investigation revealed that the explosion occurred while work was being performed on a gas heating appliance. The accident happened at around 6:30 p.m. and caused a large fire that quickly began to spread throughout the home. Firefighters along with emergency medical crews were quickly dispatched to the scene.
He Spampanatos were immediately rushed to the hospital via ambulance. According to multiple neighbors, the couple had only recently moved into the home, as the cause of the explosion is currently under investigation.
This article has been updated. The original story can be found here.
New York Fires and Explosions
Before moving on, we would first like to offer our most genuine sympathies to both Vincenzo and Felicia Spampanato as we maintain hope for their full recoveries. We also wish to offer our sincerest 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 accident.
Tragically, many fires and explosions in New York are critically injurious or fatal as they are among one of the most dangerous situations that anyone may face at any time. Following such a hazardous 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 inflicted by the actions of another person or other entity.
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