Greenridge, NY (May 21, 2019) – A blaze that was reported to have started in the attic of a home on Monday afternoon, May 20th, resulted in the injuries of at least two responders. The fire was stated to have broken out around 1:15 p.m. when fire crews were dispatched to 170 Annadale Road, in the vicinity of Watkins Avenue.
According to a spokesman for the FDNY, there was serious damage to the roof of the home when crews arrived, and it took approximately 45 minutes to get the fire under control. Over a dozen FDNY vehicles were called to the scene, where around 50 emergency responders provided assistance.
Medical crews attended to at least two firefighters who suffered injuries during the blaze, and the extent of those injuries is believed to be minor at this time. No further information has been reported, as the cause of the fire is under extensive investigation.
Before moving on, we would first like to offer our deep sympathies to both injured victims as we sincerely wish for their full recoveries. Unfortunately, many fires and explosions in New York prove to be catastrophically injurious or fatal as they are one of the most dangerous situations that anyone may face at any time. We extend our genuine gratitude to the countless brave firefighters who risk their lives for the members of our community each and every day.
After such a perilous event, it is important to understand that you may have the significant right to be compensated for your injuries, particularly if your suffering has been caused by the negligence of another party or other entity. At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have been injured in a New York fire or explosion due to no fault of your own, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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