Brooklyn, NY (May 7, 2020) – A mattress fire occurred inside of a high-rise residential building in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn early Thursday morning, May 7th. The incident left a total of 21 people injured, according to officials with the FDNY.
Authorities stated that a mattress caught fire inside one of the apartments located on West 25th Street at around 2:00 a.m. Firefighters and EMTs responded to the scene where they assisted 21 victims including one firefighter. A total of 17 people were transported to a nearby hospital for their injuries.
At this time, all injuries have been reported as non-life threatening. The fire was under control by around 3:30 a.m. and officials continue to investigate the incident.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Residential Fires in New York
All across New York, officials have confirmed that deaths triggered by fires increased by around 50% from 2016 to 2017. In fact, reports show that over 70 civilian deaths were the direct consequences of residential fires in New York during the above-mentioned time span. After such an extremely difficult and overwhelming event, it is imperative for those affected to know how to hold careless parties liable for their behavior.
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