Posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 12:46 am
Wilmington, NY (June 3, 2019) – At 9:13 a.m. on Saturday, June 1st, a fire was reported to have broken out at a home located at 1158 Springfield Road. The fire occurred for reasons that are currently undetermined.
According to authorities, the building where the fire took place was a multi-unit dwelling, and firefighters were called to the scene along with police and emergency medical responders. After firefighters extinguished the blaze, one person was found deceased inside the building.
Francis Whitelaw, the Essex County Coroner, arrived at the scene and authorized the removal of the victim’s body. Preliminary investigation revealed that the fire likely started on the ground floor of the building and then spread throughout the structure. The identity of the victim has not been established, as the details and cause of the fire remain under investigation at this time.
Fires and Explosions in New York
Before moving on, we would first like to offer our deep condolences to the loved ones of the victim, as we can only hope they are able to cope with this devastating incident. 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 loss, 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 lost a loved one in a New York fire or explosion due to reasons beyond the control of the victim, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. Accidents do happen and we hope these posts help those affected. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.