Newark, NJ – Firefighter Injured Responding to Fire on N 6th St
Newark, NJ (April 3, 2020) – A firefighter was injured while responding to a fire on Thursday, April 2nd, in Newark, New Jersey. The accident occurred at a residence located at the 200 block of North 6th Street. The Newark Fire Department responded to the scene at around 9:25 p.m.
According to initial reports, a fire broke out at a two-and-a-half story home, for unknown reasons. Crews fought the flames as they grew from the basement to the upper floors of the house. Firefighters were able to abate the blaze after an hour and a half.
Unfortunately, one fire was injured at the scene and transported to a nearby medical facility. An investigation into the incident is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
New Jersey Smoke Inhalation Injuries
Fires pose more than just the risk of being seriously burned. A majority of burn victims coming from structure fires also test positive for injuries related to smoke inhalation. These toxic vapors are extremely harmful and can lead to serious physical injuries.
Smoke inhalation can greatly increase your risk of dying from a serious burn injury. In 73 percent of cases, smoke inhalation can cause acute respiratory distress syndrome. These injuries can result in costly medical bills in combination with severe injuries.
Injured parties should turn to a New Jersey personal injury lawyer after being injured in a fire. Brady, Brady, & Reilly, LLC will help you fight for your deserved compensation. Call us today at (201) 997- 0030 to discuss your case.
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