Olinville, Bronx, NY (March 6, 2019) – An apartment fire broke out early on Wednesday morning, March 6th, that ultimately resulted in the injuries of 19 people. The blaze was reported to have broken out around 6:15 a.m. inside of the second floor of an apartment building located on Holland Avenue.
Authorities stated that the fire began in the rear of the apartment and quickly spread throughout the building. Residents attempted to use a fire extinguisher at first, although that did not work and firefighters arrived a short time later. Several residents were reported to have jumped out of windows to escape the fire.
According to officials, they found one woman on the sidewalk with burns as they arrived to battle the fire. Three women, who have been identified as Shanaya Webster, Muffet Stephenson, and Icylin Stephenson, were seriously injured. All three are members of the same family and two are currently listed in critical condition.
In addition, ten people were immediately taken to Jacobi Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and Westchester Medical Center to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The other injured parties declined medical attention or received treatment at the scene. The cause of the fire is actively under investigation at this time.
We would first like to offer our most genuine sympathies to Shanaya Webster, Muffet Stephenson, and Icylin Stephenson, as well as the several other injured victims. Additionally, we would like to give our thanks to the New York firefighters who fought this inferno and continue to risk their lives on a daily basis for our safety.
Unfortunately, many fires and explosions in New York often prove to be catastrophically injurious or fatal, as they are one of the most hazardous situations that any person may encounter at any time. It is terribly important to understand that, as the victim, you may likely have serious rights following such a perilous event.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there is nearly nothing as overwhelming as a sudden injury, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have been hurt in a New York fire or explosion, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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