Springfield Gardens, NY (March 3, 2019) – An 8-year-old boy was killed in a deadly fire that tore through a Queens home early this morning.
The fire broke out in the two-story home located on 160th Street and 140th Avenue around 2:30 a.m. The fire was under control about an hour after it broke out.
The victim was an 8-year-old boy identified as Tighani Jones, who firefighters found unresponsive and unconscious. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
Seven other people received a variety of injuries and were taken to the Long Island Jewish Medical Center for treatment.
Fire marshals believe that the fire started due to a candle. The incident is still under investigation at this time.
We would like to offer our genuine sympathies and warmest thoughts to the family and friends of the child who was killed in this tragic fire. We would also like to extend our sincere sympathies to the parties who have received injuries in this accident and we hope that they will recover. On top of that, our attorneys would like to extend their gratitude to the firefighters of New York who risk their lives in fires and save lives every day.
Many fires and explosions in New York lead to injuries and even fatalities and are some of the most dangerous situations you might encounter in New York. If you or a loved one have been involved in one of these perilous events, it is imperative to have somebody standing by your side to help you compensate for your losses. At Hach & Rose, we realize that there is nothing more devastating and frightening than a New York fire, which is why we want to offer our helping hand to you. Please call us for more information on your claim at 212-779-0057.
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