Stony Point, NY – Married Couple Suffer Burns in Garage Fire
Stony Point, NY (January 26, 2019) – A married couple in Stony Point suffered severe burns on Saturday when a garage fire started and the man caught on fire, according to police. The man’s wife was also burned when she tried to help douse the flames that engulfed her husband.
At the time of the incident, the man was working on machinery in the detached garage of their home when the fire took place. Police believe that propane was involved. Police received a 911 call from the man’s wife, who reported that her husband was on fire around 9:45 a.m.
The man’s injuries were so severe that a medical helicopter arrived at the scene and airlifted him to the Westchester Medical Center while an ambulance drove the woman to another facility. Both were in severe condition when they were transported.
Investigation detectives continue to look closely at the circumstances leading up to the incident. The names of those involved have not yet been released.
New York Fires
Unfortunately, many serious New York fires are injury-causing and among some of the most dangerous situations you can find yourself in. We would like to take a moment to offer our deepest sympathies to those involved in this horrific accident with the hopes that they will reach full recoveries. We understand how difficult these cases can be and never want you to stand alone.
After a hazardous event, it is terribly important to know that you can be compensated for your injuries under New York law. If you have suffered in one of these serious accidents due to what you believe was negligence, our attorneys at Hach & Rose are here for you. We know that there are many difficult effects of fires that can impact you for a lifetime. We are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you might have. Contact us to find out what we can do for you at 212-779-0057.
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