University Heights, NY (May 17, 2019) – An apartment fire tore through a building in the Bronx on Friday morning, May 17, and left four people, including a small child, hospitalized, according to officials. The fire was reported to have taken place in an apartment unit on the fourth floor of the building located on Davidson and West 183rd Street the University Heights section of the city at around 2:50 a.m.
Authorities stated that dozens of residents were forced out of their homes in the middle of the night after the blaze broke out or unknown reasons. Firefighters worked quickly at the scene and were able to keep the fire from spreading to other floors of the building. Emergency medical crews were reported to have transported four injured victims, including a small boy, to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
At this time, the cause of the fire is presently under investigation as no further details concerning the events that led to this incident have been provided.
We would first like to extend our deepest sympathies to all four victims as they attempt to recover from their injuries. Unfortunately, many fires and explosions in New York prove to be fatal or at least seriously injurious as they are among one of the most dangerous situations anyone may encounter. 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 victims, you may have the right to be compensated for your injuries. 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 been hurt in a New York fire or explosion, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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