Claremont, The Bronx, NY (May 22, 2019) – A fire broke out at an NYCHA building on Tuesday night, May 21st, and ended with injuries to at least three people. According to authorities, the fire started on the 20th floor of the Butler Houses located on Webster Avenue, shortly after 10:30 p.m.
The fire began inside one of the units and was quickly spreading as emergency responders arrived. The fire at the 21-story building was promptly controlled within about 30 minutes, and emergency medical crews were quickly called to the scene.
Authorities stated that at least three residents suffered injuries as a result of the fire; however, the seriousness of those injuries has not been reported. At this time, the events that led to the fire are actively being investigated by authorities, as no further information has been made available.
We would first like to extend our sincerest sympathies to all three victims of this incident, as we can only hope they are able to fully recover from their injuries. Unfortunately, many fires and explosions in New York prove to be fatal or catastrophically injurious, and we extend our 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 in the event that your suffering was caused by the actions of another party or other entity. At Hach & Rose, we are passionate about easing the burdens for victims and their loved ones 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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