Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 9:19 pm
Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY (May 10, 2019) – An 86-year-old woman sadly died in an apartment fire that broke out on Friday morning, May 10th. Officials stated that the flames broke out around 5:45 a.m. inside an apartment building located on First Avenue at 91st Street.
According to police, the unit where the fire started was located on the third floor of the building and prompted responses from firefighters, police, and emergency medical crews. Responders found an 86-year-old woman inside the bathroom of the unit where the fire started. She was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.
Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the one apartment only, and there have been no reports of any other injuries. At this time, the official cause of the fire is under investigation.
Fires and Explosions in New York
We would first like to extend our deepest condolences and warmest thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of the victim during this tragic time. Unfortunately, many fires and explosions in New York prove to be fatal, and our hearts break for the family members affected by this incident. Following such an overwhelming event, it is important to know that, as the bereaved family, you may have the right to be compensated, provided that your suffering was caused by the actions of another party or other entity.
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