Posted on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 11:44 pm
Rochester, NY (April 25, 2019) – A man was reported to have sustained injuries after being forced to jump from a window while escaping a house fire that broke out on Thursday morning, April 25th. According to officials, the blaze started in the basement of a three-family home located along North Street around 4:15 a.m.
Deputy Chief Felipe Hernandez Jr. stated that a young man inside the house detected the odor of smoke and immediately told his parents. The parents quickly alerted the other occupants inside the home and four people were able to make it out safely. However, one man was forced to jump from the second-story window of the home, subsequently suffering a leg injury. Medical responders transported that man to a nearby hospital for treatment.
At this time, the injured victim is expected to be okay but no further details have been provided. The cause of the fire is currently being investigated by authorities but no criminality is suspected.
Fires and Explosions in New York
We would first like to extend our sincere sympathies to the injured party. Unfortunately, many fires and explosions in New York prove to be critically injurious or fatal, as they are one of the most perilous situations that anyone may face at any time, and we extend our deep gratitude to the numerous brave firefighters who risk their lives for the members of our community on a daily basis.
After such a dangerous event, it is important to know that you may have the right to be compensated, especially if your suffering has been caused by the actions of another party. At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have in regards to your involvement in a fire. If you have sustained injuries because of a New York fire or explosion due to no fault of the victim, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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