Wilmington, NY – Update: Police Identify Woman Killed in House Fire
Wilmington, NY (June 4, 2019) – Police have now released the name of the woman was tragically killed in a house fire on Saturday morning, June 1st. The fire broke out at a home located on Springfield Road for reasons that remain unknown at this time.
According to authorities, 37-year-old Brittany Barney and her boyfriend were inside the home when the fire started. As fire crews were dispatched to the scene, neighbors attempted to help both occupants but were only able to save the boyfriend.
Firefighters battled the blaze as emergency medical crews were brought to the scene along with the police. Unfortunately, Barney was pronounced deceased at 11:05 a.m. The identity of the boyfriend who survived the blaze has not been released, as no further details concerning the fire have been provided. The cause is under investigation at this time.
Fires and Explosions in New York
Before moving on, we would first like to offer our deep condolences to the loved ones of Brittany Barney, as we can only hope they are able to cope with this devastating incident. Tragically, 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 loss, 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 lost a loved one in a New York fire or explosion due to reasons beyond the control of the victim, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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