Queens, NY (January 9, 2021) – Around 11:50 p.m. on Friday night, January 8, seven people were injured in a salon fire in Queens.
The seven-alarm fire broke out at a hair salon near the intersection of 37th Avenue and Main Street. Police confirmed that, as the fire grew, it spread to a second building, though the exact damage to the buildings is not yet known.
Paramedics were dispatched to the scene and helped firefighters, who were injured as a result of the fire. Four firefighters were taken to the hospital with injuries, while three others received care at the scene.
Due to the severity of the fire, it took approximately 200 fire crews to bring the fire under control. 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.
Fires in New York
New York sees more fires than many other states in the U.S. Though many people lose their lives in these accidents, many others are injured as a result of fires. These incidents take place in many areas both residential and commercial. In just one recent year’s time, approximately 27,000 structural fires took place in New York, including New York City and beyond. If you have been harmed as a result of a fire, it is important that you understand your rights moving forward.
Being injured in a fire might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever faced. Some of the most common but life-altering injuries that result from fires include smoke inhalation and burn injuries. If you have been injured in a fire and you wonder where you can turn, it is important that you have the help of a personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind.
The aftermath of a fire can have a huge and lasting impact on your life, which is why our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here to help you when you need it the most. We understand how overwhelmed you may be feeling after a fire and offer our help to you in your time of need. You may find that you are eligible for a wide array of financial aspects including medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in New York to find out what we can do for you at 516-484-4010.
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