Eltingville, NY – Elderly Man Killed in House Fire on Staten Island
Eltingville, NY (March 6, 2019) – The FDNY responded to a house fire at 461 Oakdale Street on Wednesday night, March 6th. According to authorities. 12 FDNY vehicles and over 65 firefighters and EMS were summoned to the blaze that broke out at 6:44 p.m.
Emergency medical crews arrived at the scene and assisted as they transported a male victim with critical injuries to Staten Island University Hospital in Prince’s Bay. Tragically, the victim was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. The deceased victim has only been identified as an 86-year-old man, as his name will be released after loved ones are notified.
Firefighters at the scene were reported to have had the blaze under control by approximately 7:17 p.m. At this time, authorities are conducting a thorough investigation in order to determine the cause of the fire.
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We would first like to offer our most genuine condolences and warmest thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of the victim during this tragic time. We would also like to give thanks to the brave New York firefighters who handle emergencies like this on a daily basis.
Sadly, many fires and explosions in New York often prove to be catastrophically injurious or fatal, as they are one of the most hazardous situations that any person may encounter at any time. It is terribly important to understand that, as the bereaved family, you may likely have serious rights following such an event.
At Hach & Rose, we realize 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 family member in a New York fire or explosion, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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