Hamlin, NY – Update: Police Identify Victim of Fatal Fire
Hamlin, NY (January 11, 2019) – The identity of the individual who tragically lost their life in a house fire on Walker Lake Ontario Road Thursday, January 10, has now been released by authorities. 63-year-old Richard Haberger sadly died in a fire that was reported to have broken out at around 2:00 a.m. at the home in which one other person had occupied at the time.
According to police, Haberger had been at home with one other person who had woke up due to the smoke. The surviving individual ran out of the burning house and immediately called 911 in order to report the incident. Firefighters along with police and paramedics quickly arrived at the scene.
Unfortunately, the two-story farmhouse had already been engulfed in flames by the time that responders arrived and Haberger was pronounced dead shortly after firefighters arrived. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and no further information has been made available.
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We would first like to offer our sincere condolences and our warmest thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Richard Haberger during this devastating time. We also like extend our gratitude to all of the New York firefighters who risk their lives each and every day.
Sadly, many fires in New York are fatal or at least seriously injurious as they are among one of the most harrowing situations that anyone may encounter. Following such a harrowing event, it is very important to understand that you may have the right to be compensated for your losses, particularly if your suffering was caused by another person’s negligence.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there is nothing as devastating as the sudden loss of a loved one, and 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, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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