Graniteville, NY (February 28, 2019) – A house fire broke out in Staten Island on Thursday morning, February 28, that ultimately resulted in the death of one woman and the injuries of 10 other people, including firefighters. The blaze was reported to have started around 7:00 p.m. in the basement of a home located in the 100 Block of Spartan Avenue.
According to authorities, firefighters arrived at the scene where they tragically found a 55-year-old woman who was pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased victim was found in the basement apartment as smoke and flames extended to the first and second floors. The nephew of the deceased woman, as well as one other civilian, were reported to have suffered injuries in the incident.
Authorities at the scene reported that the 23-year-old nephew was transported to Richmond University Medical Center to be treated for injuries related to smoke inhalation. The other injured civilian was treated at the scene along with eight firefighters. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated.
We would first like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the deceased victim, as we also offer our sympathies to the ten injured victims. We currently maintain hope for their full recoveries. Additionally, we would like to extend our appreciation to the numerous brave firefighters who worked to extinguish this fire. Many fires and explosions in New York can be terribly injurious or fatal as they are one of the most perilous situations that anyone may face at any time.
After such a dangerous event, it is essential to understand that you may have the right to be compensated, especially if your suffering has been caused by the negligent or criminal actions of another party. At Hach & Rose, we realize that there are few things as difficult as the loss of a loved one or dealing with a sudden injury. As members of the community, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have lost a family member or suffered injuries in a New York fire or explosion, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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