East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY (December 2, 2019) – A fire was reported to have broken out in an apartment building in East Flatbush, leaving one person dead and seven others injured. According to officials with the FDNY, the incident happened early Monday morning, December 2nd, at around 4:00 a.m.
Authorities stated that firefighters and EMTs were dispatched to the scene inside of a building located on Nostrand Avenue, in the vicinity of Claredon Road. More than 100 firefighters arrived to fight the blaze and were able to gain control over the flames by approximately 5:15 a.m.
Medical crews transported eight people to a nearby hospital. One who fled the fire by jumping from the building was tragically pronounced deceased. Three others suffered serious injuries and four more sustained minor injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of their full recovery.
Fires and Explosions in New York
The number of fatalities that resulted from fires and explosions in New York increased by 50% between 2016 and 2017, according to statistics. Reports confirmed that 73 civilians tragically lost their lives in fires during the above mentioned time span. After such a horrendous and upsetting situation, it is terribly important for victims and their loved ones to know that they may have substantial rights.
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