Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 11:45 pm
Patchogue, NY (June 14, 2019) – A fire that broke out in Suffolk County, Long Island on Friday morning, June 14th, tragically claimed the life of one woman while severely injuring another, according to authorities. The fire was reported to have started sometime around 9:30 a.m. at a home located on Ohls Street.
Officials stated that the blaze is believed to have started in the basement of the home where it began to spread. Firefighters were immediately summoned to the scene and discovered the body of 65-year-old Elisa Doughty in the basement. Elisa’s daughter, identified as 34-year-old Kristle Doughty, was found on the first floor of the home and suffering from burns over approximately 18% of her body.
According to authorities, the injured victim’s burns appear to be mostly to her arms and she was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for further treatment. Her current condition is unclear. Police are actively investigating the cause of the fire.
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We would first like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Elisa Doughty as we also offer our sympathies to her injured daughter, Kristle Doughty. We currently maintain hope for her full recovery. Additionally, we would like to extend our appreciation to the numerous brave firefighters who worked to extinguish this fire. Many fires and explosions in New York can be terribly injurious or fatal, as they are one of the most perilous situations that anyone may face at any time.
After such a dangerous event, it is essential to understand that you may have the right to be compensated, especially if your suffering has been caused by the negligent or criminal actions of another party. At Hach & Rose, we realize that there are few things as difficult as the loss of a loved one or dealing with a sudden injury. As members of the community, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have lost a family member or suffered injuries in a New York fire or explosion, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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