Manhattan, NY – Seven Injured in Apartment Fire on 5th Ave

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Manhattan, NY (October 24, 2020) – Around 5:29 p.m. on Saturday evening, seven people were injured as a result of an apartment fire in Manhattan.

Fire crews initially received the call in the evening hours where they arrived at the scene of the incident on 5th Avenue. They found that a fire had started on the second floor of a six-story apartment.

Paramedics and numerous other responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident. They confirmed that seven people were injured as a result of the fire. Five of these were identified as civilians and two were identified as NYPD officers. Their conditions are not yet known.

Fire crews were able to put out the fire by 6:17 pm. They have not been able to identify the cause of the fire.

The investigation into the circumstances of the fire continues.

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

Apartment Fires in New York 

Fires are prevalent in many areas of New York, especially when it comes to various areas of New York City. In just one recent year’s time, approximately 27,053 structural fires took place. It is true that not every fire will lead to injuries but, when they do, they are capable of causing immense harm. Some of the most serious injuries that result from apartment fires include burn injuries and smoke inhalation. If you have suffered injuries as a result of an apartment fire, it is imperative that you speak with an accident attorney in your time of need.

Being injured as a result of an apartment fire can have a huge and lasting impact on your life, especially when the fire was not your fault. The unfortunate reality in many of these incidents is that fires impact those who had nothing to do with the initial fire in the first place, especially in apartment complexes. Many injuries that stem from fires lead to long stays in the hospital and time away from work as a victim recovers from their injuries. If you have been injured and wonder where you can turn, you should always have the help of a personal injury attorney in New York on your side.

At Miller, Montiel & Strano, our New York accident attorneys are here to assist you when you have been injured in a fire that was caused by another party. We understand that there is nothing as devastating as the aftermath of a house or apartment fire, especially when it has caused you unexpected injuries. You may be able to obtain compensation for a wide array of aspects including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and so much more as you work to get back on your feet. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 for more information.

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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.