Queens, NY – Infant Injured in Fire that also Left One Person Dead
Queens, NY (January 23, 2019) – A total of three homes were unfortunately affected during a four-alarm blaze that tragically claimed the life of one woman and injured two others, including a five-month-old infant. The fire was reported to have broken out at around 1:45 p.m. at a home located on 158th Street in the South Jamaica section of Queens on Wednesday, January 23.
According to authorities, the fire spread quickly across three homes between Meyer Avenue and 115th Road. Firefighters were immediately brought to the scene where they entered the second-floor window of one of the homes and discovered the unconscious woman on a bathroom floor. The victim, identified only as a woman in her 30’s, was promptly rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where she was tragically pronounced dead a short time later.
A five-month-old baby, as well as one other person, were also hurt in the fire. Officials stated that the two injured parties suffered injuries that have been classified as non-life-threatening at this time. Authorities are actively conducting a thorough investigation in order to determine the cause of the fire.
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We would first and foremost like to take the time to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the deceased victim during this absolutely devastating time. Of course, we would also like to offer our sincere sympathies to the loved ones of the injured child and the other victim as we maintain hope for their full recoveries.
Tragically, many fires in New York are fatal or terribly injurious as they are among one of the most dangerous situations that anyone may face at any time. Following such a harrowing event, it is important to know that you may have the right to be compensated for your injuries or the loss of a family member, especially if your pain and suffering has been caused by the negligent or criminal actions of another party.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there is nothing as devastating or difficult as the sudden loss of a loved one or even dealing with a sudden injury, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions that you may have at this time. If you have lost a loved one or suffered an injury in a New York fire or explosion, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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