Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 6:09 am
Mount Vernon, NY (January 21, 2019) – A serious fire broke out on Monday afternoon, January 21, that left an elderly woman injured, according to authorities. The house fire started at a home on Garden Street in Mount Vernon during the afternoon hours and prompted responses from firefighters, police, and emergency medical personnel.
By the time that firefighters arrived, the house had already been engulfed in flames. Emergency medical crews immediately accompanied firefighters as they worked to rescue one woman from the home. Police reported that paramedics quickly transported the victim to a local hospital to be treated for unspecified injuries.
The extent of the injuries suffered by the victim has not been provided. Authorities have not stated the cause of the blaze as investigators are actively working the scene in order to make a determination.
No other injuries have been reported at this time and no further details have been provided.
New York Fires and Explosions
We would first like to offer our sincere sympathies to the injured victim of this fire. As always, we would also like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of the numerous New York firefighters who risk their lives each and every day.
Sadly, many fires and explosions in New York are fatal or at least terribly injurious as they are among one of the most perilous situations that anyone may face at any time. After such a harrowing event, it is important to know that you may have the right to be compensated for your injuries, particularly if your pain was caused by another person’s negligent actions.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, we understand that there is nearly nothing as devastating or difficult as dealing with a sudden injury, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions that you may have at this time. If you have been injured in a New York fire or explosion, please don’t hesitate to call (212) 779-0057 today.
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