Brooklyn, NY – Five Firefighters Injured in Building Fire on Mermaid Ave

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Brooklyn, NY (July 26, 2021) – At 5:47 a.m. on the morning of Monday, July 26, a fire broke out in a commercial building in Brooklyn that injured several firefighters.

According to FDNY officials, the fire took place in a two-story commercial building at 2811 Mermaid Avenue. Approximately 39 units and 170 firefighters responded to the blaze as it engulfed the building in smoke and flames.

Five firefighters were injured as a result of the fire. Four of the firefighters suffered from minor injuries and were treated at hospitals while a fifth was treated on the scene and not taken to a hospital. Their conditions are not yet known.

Due to the severity of the fire, it took some time to get it completely under control. Around 9:43 a.m. fire crews declared the fire under control.

No further details have been released but the investigation into the accident continues.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fires in New York 

Every year, New York sees more fires than many other states throughout the U.S. This is especially true in cities, where fires break out every single day in both residential and commercial areas. The truth is, many fires can be prevented but continue to occur due to the recklessness of others. Some of the most life-altering injuries that stem from these incidents include smoke inhalation and burn injuries. These injuries are sometimes so severe that they land victims in the hospital and cause them to miss out on time in the workplace. Getting back on your feet can impact your life in many ways, which is why injured victims are urged to seek the help of an attorney.

Suffering from a fire can impact your life on physical, emotional, and financial levels. Many victims will have questions that they cannot answer on their own if they have been injured in a fire. For instance, what types of deadlines will you be required to meet when it comes to your claim? What evidence will you need to gather to prove that another party is at fault for your accident? What should you say when you speak with the insurance company for the first time? These are questions that you can answer when you speak with a New York personal injury attorney.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have diligently assisted those injured in fires over the years. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a fire and offer our help and resources in your time of need. We will stand by your side as you navigate the legal system for the first time. Our attorneys can assist you along the often-problematic path toward compensation to cover aspects such as medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and more. You have options and should never have to stand alone during these challenging times. Please contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 to find out what options are available for you as you move forward.

Notes: Our writers use secondary sources when creating these accident news posts. These sources include police and fire accident reports, news stories and newspaper stories, and first-hand accounts from eyewitnesses to the accidents. For that reason, the details surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our staff at Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. If you do find any information that is incorrect, contact our firm to have a correction made immediately. If you would prefer the post to be removed from our site, let us know and we will accommodate you as soon as possible. 

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About the Author
Steven Miller, Esq. is the founding member and Senior Partner in Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Miller’s extensive career as a trial attorney spans five decades. He tries cases for the catastrophically injured victims of construction site accidents, motor vehicle and premises accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Miller is a detail oriented, tenacious attorney committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients; he has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and settlements.