Batavia, NY (March 31, 2019) – Around 7:00 a.m. yesterday morning, police and various fire units responded to the scene of a house fire on Evans Street.
Firefighters arrived at the scene to find that heavy smoke was filling up inside and one person was reportedly trapped on the second floor of the home. The conditions were unstable but firefighters were able to get inside, where they continued their search and eventually located the victim on the second floor. They used a ground ladder to remove him.
An ambulance took the victim to the hospital, where he sadly succumbed to serious injuries. The victim has since been identified as John Sherman, Sr.
Many animals were able to get safely out but one dog perished as a result of the fire.
The fire is still under investigation at this time.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of John Sherman, Sr., whose life was taken as a result of this serious fire. Additionally, we would like to take a moment to extend our appreciation to the many brave firefighters across New York who risk their lives every day in these serious fires. These incidents typically tend to prove injurious or fatal and, as a result, you and your loved ones might wonder where to turn.
Following a dangerous event, it is important to realize that you have many rights under New York law. Losing a loved one can be one of the most life-changing events that you experience but you are not alone. At Hach & Rose, we understand that there is nothing quite as devastating as having to say goodbye to a loved one following a fire event. Please contact us at 212-779-0057 to find out what we can do for you.
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