Watertown, NY (February 15, 2019) – On Thursday, February 14, a devastating fire broke out at a home on Myrtle Avenue and tragically claimed the lives of two young girls and their father. During the fire, one child was able to escape and call for help as two other children were rushed to the hospital with critical injuries after responders arrived. Sadly, those two children have now succumbed to their injuries.
Authorities have now released the names of all victims of the fire that broke out in the kitchen of the home located at 906 Myrtle Avenue. 4-year-old Skylar M. Bodah was reported to have died in the residence. She would have turned 5 today, February 15. 8-year-old Alexa L. Bodah and 38-year-old Aaron J. Bodah, the children’s father, were pronounced dead shortly after being taken to Samaritan Medical Center.
14-year-old Merissa A. Bodah and 6-year-old Erin L. Bodah tragically passed away overnight after being transported to Upstate Medical University. 13-year-old Hailey M. Bodah is the only daughter to have survived the fire. She is currently receiving treatment and listed in good condition.
This article has been updated. The original story can be found here.
It is very difficult to imagine that anything could possibly be as heartbreaking and disturbing as this incident. Before moving on, we wish to extend our deepest condolences and our warmest thoughts and prayers to Hailey M. Bodah and any other loved ones of the deceased victims. Tragically, fires and explosions in New York often prove to be fatal, as they are one of the most hazardous situations anyone may encounter.
Following such a perilous event, it is terribly important to know that you may have the right to be compensated for your significant losses, especially in the event that your suffering has been caused by the negligent or criminal actions of another party.
At Hach & Rose, we realize that there is nothing as devastating as the sudden loss of a loved one, especially children. As compassionate members of the community, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have lost a loved one or suffered injuries in a New York fire, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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