Newark, NJ – Firefighter Injured Fighting Fire on Badger Ave
Newark, NJ (July 10, 2020) – Firefighters were called to the scene of a residential fire in Newark on Monday, July 6. The incident was reported by local sources at around 1:01 a.m. early that morning at the 119 block of Badger Avenue. The fire reportedly started at the base and extended into all three floors of the structure by the time emergency responders arrived.
Initial reports indicated that fireworks may have been involved, as they were present in the area at the time of the fire. Arson investigative units were at the scene to gather information. One captain was reportedly treated for head injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the incident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Firefighter Injuries in New Jersey
Firefighters put themselves at risk to combat fires and protect the community, putting those in the field at an increased risk of being injured. In 2018, an estimated 58,250 firefighters were injured in the line of duty, a decrease from the previous year by 1%. That same year, a reported 22,975 injuries occurred at the site of a fire. Overexertion or strain accounted for 28% of reported injuries.
Even in non-fatal accidents, the resulting injuries can be life-changing, causing victims to be saddled with expensive medical bills while being unable to return to work to cover the costs.
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