Garfield, NJ – Injuries in Apartment Fire on Jewell St
Garfield, NJ (May 28, 2020) – An apartment complex in Garfield was destroyed by a fire on Thursday, May 28th. The blaze broke out at around 1:30 a.m. and rapidly consumed the top floor and roof of the three-story building located at the 91 block of Jewell Street. Local authorities were able to get into the building and assist those inside.
Local reports revealed that all residents were able to escape the burning complex. One resident was hospitalized for treatment after the fire. Two officers were also treated for smoke inhalation.
Local officials are currently investigating the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Smoke Inhalation Injuries in New Jersey
There were 11,475 fire-related injuries reported in the United States in 2015. Statistics show that smoke inhalation can increase the likelihood of dying from a serious burn by nearly 3.6 times. A reported 73% of smoke inhalation victims suffer from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
If you or a loved one is injured in a residential fire, the resulting damages can be overwhelming. Many victims are unsure of what to do next to protect their legal rights. An experienced New Jersey personal injury attorney can help injured victims and their families recover lost compensation.
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