Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY – Six Injured in Apartments Above Bakery Fire
Upper East Side, Manhattan, NY (March 20, 2019) – Early on Wednesday morning, March 20th, six people were reported to have suffered injuries after a fire that broke out in a bakery located on the first floor of an apartment building. The blaze was reported to have started around 5:00 a.m. inside of Omar’s Kitchen and Bakery on East 55th Street.
Dispatchers sent firefighters, police, and paramedics to the scene of the fire, which resulted in smoke traveling up into the apartment units above the bakery. Emergency medical crews were stated to have rendered aid to six individuals who suffered at least minor injuries.
According to authorities, the cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time. It is unclear as to whether or not any of the victims were hospitalized for their injuries.
Lexington Avenue stayed open as firefighters battled the blaze, but no further details have been provided.
Fires and Explosions in New York
We would first like to offer our genuine sympathies to all six injured parties, as we maintain hope for their full recoveries, as well as extend our gratitude toward the brave New York firefighters who work to put out deadly blazes like this every day. Unfortunately, many fires and explosions in New York prove to be seriously injurious or fatal, as they are one of the most perilous situations that any person may encounter at any time. At this time, it is terribly important to realize that, as victims of a fire that started for reasons beyond your control, you may have significant rights to follow.
At Hach & Rose, we understand that there is nearly nothing as difficult as dealing with a sudden injury. Our highly experienced and compassionate accident attorneys are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have suffered injuries in a New York fire or explosion, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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