Posted on Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 7:05 pm
Yonkers, NY (April 13, 2019) – Police responded to the scene of a Waste Management fire that took place around 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
The fire broke out at 325 Yonkers Avenue on Tuesday and fire was sent soaring through the building due to the harsh, windy conditions at the time of the incident.
When firefighters arrived, they found a volume of fire that started due to garbage. The fire was finally under control around 2:38 p.m.
Five firefighters were seriously injured in the fire and taken to the hospital for treatment. Up to 60 firefighters from 13 fire companies responded to the incident.
The fire was so severe that police closed the roadway at Yonkers Avenue in both directions for quite some time. Police are still investigating the circumstances that led up to the fire.
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We would like to extend our sincere sympathies to those who suffered injuries in this severe fire. We would also like to express our gratitude for the risks that firefighters take every day as they protect us during these serious events. New York fires tend to be injurious and even fatal in nature every week across the state, which is why it is important to have an attorney on your side who can help you if you are in need of one during this desperate time.
After a perilous event, it is important to understand that you have the right to compensation, especially if you believe that the fire took place due to the negligent actions of another party. At Hach & Rose, we are here 24/7 to help you in your time of need and answer any questions you have regarding your case. Please reach out to us at 212-779-0057 for the help you deserve at this time.
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