Staten Island, NY – Three Firefighters Injured Due to Lack of Access while Battling Junkyard Blaze
Staten Island, NY (May 20, 2019) – A serious fire broke out at a junkyard on Richmond Terrace in Mariners Harbor on Monday morning, May 20th, resulting in injured responders. According to the FDNY, the fire was called in around 10:00 a.m. at the junkyard located at 3333 Richmond Terrace, in the vicinity of Arlington Avenue.
Upon arriving at the scene, firefighters found approximately 20 or 30 vehicles on fire. Several of the vehicles were stacked on top of one another, many of which still had fuel in their gas tanks. That, coupled with limited access from within the property, as well as from Richmond Terrace, made the fire a tremendously difficult situation to control.
At least 125 firefighters from 25 units responded to the blaze, which took almost two and a half hours to contain. EMS was also at the scene where at least three firefighters suffered injuries due to the problems accessing the fire. The conditions of those victims have not been reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Fires and Explosions in New York
Before moving on, we would first like to offer our deep sympathies to all three injured victims as we sincerely wish for their full recoveries. Unfortunately, many fires and explosions in New York prove to be catastrophically injurious or fatal, as they are one of the most dangerous situations that anyone may face at any time. We extend our genuine gratitude to the countless brave firefighters who risk their lives for the members of our community each and every day.
After such a perilous event, it is important to understand that you may have the significant right to be compensated for your injuries, particularly if your suffering has been caused by the negligence of another party or other entity. At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have been injured in a New York fire or explosion due to no fault of your own, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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