Posted on Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 11:56 pm
South Glens Falls, NY (July 5, 2019) – A fire that entirely destroyed the upper level of a home located on Spring Street near Fourth Street in South Glens Falls also sent two people, including one child, to the hospital. The fire which broke out at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, July 4th, also resulted in at least minor injuries to one firefighter.
According to the South Glens Falls Fire Company, they arrived at the fire to discover two burn victims who had just escaped the flames. Firefighters and EMS descended upon the scene, where one child was transported to Albany Medical Center before being taken to Boston for further treatment. One adult victim was promptly rushed to a Syracuse burn unit.
A firefighter at the scene was treated for heat exhaustion, as additional manpower was brought to the scene because of extremely high temperatures, according to officials. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.
New York Fires and Explosions
Before moving on, we would first like to offer our deep sympathies to all injured victims as we sincerely wish their full recoveries. Tragically, 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 actions of another party. 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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