Midwood, Brooklyn, NY (June 13, 2019) – A total of 12 people, including a small baby, were taken to the hospital on Thursday morning, June 13th, following a massive fire that burned through three homes. Officials stated that the four-alarm fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. at a home located at 1488 East 17th Street.
By the time firefighters arrived at the scene shortly after 4:00 a.m., the enormous blaze had spread to the neighboring homes on either side house where the fire originated. Altogether, 170 firefighters from 40 fire units arrived to battle the blaze, while 25 EMS units also responded to the scene.
According to officials, all of the people from the home where the fire began were able to make it out safely. However, nine civilians, including a baby, and three firefighters were reported to have been hospitalized for at least minor injuries. At this time, there is a reason to believe that an explosion may have caused the fire, although the incident is currently under investigation.
Fires and Explosions in New York
Unfortunately, many fires in New York are fatal or seriously injurious, as they are among one of the most dangerous situations that anyone may encounter. Before moving on, we would first like to offer our deepest sympathies to all 12 injured parties as we warmly wish for their full recoveries at this time. We would also like to extend our gratitude to all of the New York firefighters who risk their lives on a daily basis.
Following such a harrowing event, it is extremely important to understand that you may have the right to be compensated for your injuries, particularly if your suffering has been caused by another person’s careless or criminal behavior. At Hach & Rose, we realize that there is hardly anything as difficult as dealing with a sudden injury, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have suffered injuries in a New York fire or explosion, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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