At Least 8 Hurt in Long Island City Apartment Fire
This is an emerging story. As more information becomes available about this story, we will keep you posted.
A fire in Long Island City in Queens that broke out late Tuesday caused injury to eight people. At least one of these people was seriously injured.
The fire started at an apartment on the first floor of a building located on 46th Avenue. It started around 10:40 at night.
Many people inside the building heard sounds like an explosion and realized something was wrong.
Firefighters ran to the first floor after they heard that a man was trapped inside.
FDNY Deputy Chief Mark Ferran said, “He was conscious, but he was severely burned, unable to move.”
Seven other people had minor injuries. Many people have said they are thankful they got out of the building alive.
Firefighters said there was a dry fire hydrant when they first got there. The cause of this blaze is still being looked into.
If you’ve been hurt in a fire and suffered from burn injuries or other injuries, you could seek to recover compensation by filing a personal injury claim. If the fire was caused by someone else and their negligent or reckless actions, they could be held responsible to pay for damages. If you need help with a personal injury claim in New York, call Frekhtman & Associates at (212) 222-1111.
Note for readers: This post has been derived from the use of secondary sources and the information provided has not been independently confirmed. Any inaccuracies will be swiftly corrected once they have been brought to the site’s attention and all requests to remove posts will be honored.
DISCLAIMER: This post is intended to provide general information to our readers and to honor the victims of everyday tragedies. We do not wish to cause any disrespect and none of the information contained in this post should be construed to constitute legal or medical advice. Laws vary by jurisdiction and cases often turn on minor differences in fact. Do not rely exclusively on any of the information contained in this post and seek further assistance from a legal or medical professional, where necessary.