Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 4:23 am
Corona, Queens, NY (January 22, 2019) – A serious fire broke out at an apartment building on Monday night, January 21, that left three people injured and 20 without a home, according to authorities. The fire took place at around 10:00 p.m. at an apartment complex on 100th Street in the Corona section of Queens.
Police stated that one woman reported smelling rubber burning seconds before her apartment was in flames. The woman, identified as 84-year-old Lily Pugh, was able to escape the apartment uninjured, however, she lost her apartment of 50 years in the blaze.
Paramedics and police were on the scene along with firefighters to assist the residents of the complex as the blaze quickly spread into a 4-alarm fire. Altogether, three people were reported to have suffered injuries as the incident also left 20 people homeless.
At this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation and the extent of the injuries suffered has not been stated. No further information has been made available.
Fires and Explosions in New York
We would first like to offer our sincere sympathies to the three injured parties as we maintain hope for their full recoveries at this time. We would also like to offer our deepest gratitude to the New York firefighters who battled this blaze.
Sadly, many fires in New York are fatal or at least seriously injurious as they are among one of the most harrowing situations that anyone may encounter. Following such a harrowing event, it is very important to understand that you may have the right to be compensated for your losses, particularly if your suffering was caused by another person’s negligence or criminal behavior.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, we understand that there are few things as challenging as a sudden injury, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. 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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