New York City Fire Department Investigating East Harlem Apartment Fire
EAST HARLEM, NEW YORK (January 26, 2024) – At least one person was injured in an East Harlem apartment fire on the 5th floor of the Wagner Houses.
New York City officials are saying that the incident took place around 9:00 p.m. on Friday. Firefighters were called to the scene after getting a report about the fire.
They were able to get the fire under control and extricate several people from the building. One person was injured and taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation into the East Harlem fire remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For East Harlem Apartment Fires
Far too many people are killed or seriously injured every year in residential fires. According to Statista, “In 2020, fires in one- and two-family homes accounted for 2,230 fatalities in the United States. In that same year, about 350 civilians died in apartment fires, and 580 civilians died in fires in highway vehicles.” A residential fire could be caused by many different factors.
- Lit candles
- Electrical accidents
- Cooking accidents
All property owners in New York have a legal obligation to maintain their buildings in a reasonably safe condition. This includes complying with all safety and fire codes. It also includes doing periodic maintenance on appliances within the building. Any person that is injured in an apartment fire may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A premises liability attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating New York City Apartment Fires
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an East Harlem apartment fire? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.