East Harlem, Manhattan, NY (March 1, 2019) – One person was reported to have sadly lost their life, and one person was injured, following a fire that took place at a high rise apartment building. The blaze was stated to have begun at around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 1, inside an apartment in the Wilson Houses located on East 105th Street, according to officials.
Firefighters were promptly called to the scene along with police and emergency medical responders. Authorities stated that a 62-year-old man was found unresponsive inside the building. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. A 93-year-old woman was found to have sustained at least minor injuries, as well.
At this time, authorities believe that the fire broke out on the third floor for unknown reasons. It was reported to have been under control by 11:00 a.m. Police have not released the identities of the victims, as the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
We would first like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the deceased victim, as we additionally offer our sympathies to the injured victim, for whose full recovery we currently maintain hope. Also, we would like to extend our appreciation to the brave firefighters who worked to extinguish this blaze. Many fires and explosions in New York prove to be terribly injurious or fatal, as they are one of the most hazardous situations that anyone may face at any time.
After such a perilous event, it is important to understand that you may likely 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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