Kew Gardens Hills, NY (February 1, 2019) – A fire broke out at a home in Queens that sadly claimed the life of a woman who lived at the residence. The fatal blaze was reported to have started at around 6:00 p.m. on Thursday night, January 31, at a house located at 60th Avenue and 148th Street in the Kew Gardens Hills section of the city.
According to firefighters who arrived at the scene, 47-year-old Maria Medina was found unconscious and unresponsive inside the house. Paramedics accompanied police at the scene where they were unable to save the victim. Medina was tragically pronounced dead shortly after responders arrived at the scene.
There has been no information released concerning the events that led to this fire as the cause is currently under investigation by authorities. No further details have been provided at this time.
Unfortunately, many fires in New York prove to be fatal as they are among one of the most dangerous situations that anyone may encounter. We would first like to offer our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Maria Medina during this devastating time. We also extend our gratitude to all of the New York firefighters who risk their lives each and every day.
Following such a harrowing event, it is important to know that as the bereaved family, you may have the right to be compensated for your sudden and tragic loss, particularly if the fire has been caused by another person’s careless or criminal behavior. At Hach & Rose, we realize that there is hardly anything as difficult as the unexpected loss of a loved one, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have lost a family member in a New York fire or explosion, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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