Cause of Brooklyn House Fire Remains Under Investigation
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (June 9, 2023) – An elderly woman has tragically died in a Brooklyn house fire on East 52nd Street not far from Avenue D in East Flatbush.
New York City police officials are saying that the incident took place around 3:10 a.m. on Monday. A fire broke out on the second floor of the house.
Firefighters were called to the scene in order to help the victim. They found a woman dead on the second floor of the home.
Police are currently working to identify her. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Brooklyn House Fires
Thousands of people are injured or killed in fires every year. According to The Zebra, “In a five-year period, house fires caused 2,620 deaths and $6.9 billion in property damage (NFPA). In 2018, the national average was 2.5 civilian fire deaths and 9.8 injuries per 1,000 fires (NFDR). The top three causes of fires in homes are cooking, heating equipment, and electrical malfunction (FEMA).” There are a number of common causes of residential fires.
- Electrical problems
- Portable generators
- Gas leaks
- Space heaters
Building owners in New York have a legal responsibility to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition. This must be done for the protection of everyone on a property whose presence is reasonably foreseeable. The company that built a home could also face liability if a home catches fire and injures someone.
Liability For Flat Bush House Fires
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman that died in this fire. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to authorities. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other incidents like this.
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