Staten Island, NY – Child Killed in Fatal House Fire on Hillmeyer Ave

By Steven Miller
Senior Partner

Staten Island, NY (July 11, 2021) – At 6:27 a.m. on Sunday morning, July 11, a child was killed in a fatal house fire in Staten Island.

According to FDNY officials, the incident took place in an apartment at 69 Hillmeyer Avenue. The apartment complex caught on fire in an area that is not yet known, spreading quickly. Over 100 firefighters were called to the scene to put out the fire. When fire crews were able to access the building, they found a child inside.

Paramedics and numerous other local responders were called to the scene. The 9-year-old boy, who has not yet been formally identified, was pulled to safety and was found both unresponsive and unconscious. The child was immediately taken to Saint John’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The area was blocked for some time until fire crews got the fire under control.

No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Fires in New York 

More fires take place throughout the state of New York than in many other areas throughout the U.S. These incidents take place in both residential and commercial areas, sometimes causing immense harm to those involved. These incidents occur in the blink of an eye and are sometimes the fault of different parties. Some of the most severe injuries that stem from these incidents include smoke inhalation and burn injuries, some of which land victims in the hospital or even take their lives. Losing somebody you love in a fatal fire can have a huge and lasting impact on every aspect of your life. If you have lost someone you love in a fire, you should seek the help of an accident attorney.

It is never easy to face the loss of a loved one taken too soon in a New York fatal fire. As you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that continue to pile up against you. You may have a variety of questions that you are unable to answer after you have lost a loved one. You may wonder what deadlines you will have to meet or what evidence you need to gather to prove that another party is at fault for the loss of your loved one. If you have suffered these losses, you should seek the help of a wrongful death attorney immediately. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in accidents at

At Miller, Montiel & Strano, we have aggressively fought to protect the rights of those who have lost loved ones in fatal fires. Losing someone you love in a fire can impact your life in many ways, leaving you to feel both helpless and alone. If you have suffered these losses, you should have the help of an attorney on your side every step of the way. Please do not hesitate to contact an accident attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 to find out what options are available for you at this time.

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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.