Far Rockaway, Queens, NY (May 16, 2019) – One woman was tragically reported to have lost her life following an apartment fire that broke out on Thursday morning, May 16th, according to police. The fire occurred inside a unit within an NYCHA building located on Beach 40th Street.
According to police, the fire broke out inside an apartment on the 10th floor and resulted in a response from 12 units and 60 members of the FDNY. Firefighters were able to keep the blazed contained to the one apartment but were not able to free the woman inside.
The unidentified female victim was found inside the unit and pronounced deceased at the scene. No further information has been released concerning the victim or events that led to the fire. The official cause is under investigation at this time.
We would first like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the victim as they attempt to cope with this devastating tragedy. Unfortunately, many fires and explosions in New York prove to be fatal, as they are among the most dangerous situations anyone may encounter at any time. We extend our sincere gratitude to the New York firefighters who risk their lives for the fellow members of our community.
After such a hazardous event, it is essential to understand that, as the bereaved family, you may have the right to be compensated for your loss. At Hach & Rose, we are passionate about easing the burdens for victims and their family members as much as possible, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have lost a loved one in a New York fire or explosion, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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