Hillcrest, NY (January 13, 2020) – A man was killed in a house fire that broke out in the town of Hillcrest on Saturday morning, January 11th. The fatal fire was reported in the early morning hours but police have not provided the exact time or location of the incident.
Authorities stated that a 911 call came in concerning the Rockland County house fire, and Ramapo Police officers were dispatched to the scene alongside other local fire departments. One person was reported to have been trapped inside the house during the blaze and firefighters discovered the body of one male after the flames were extinguished.
Officials with the Ramapo Police and Rockland County Bureau of Criminal Investigation are working to determine the events that led to this incident.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the victim at this time.
Fatal House Fires in New York
Reports filed by the NYPD show that deaths caused by house fires in New York surged by around 50 percent from 2016 to 2017, alone. According to studies, a total of more than 70 civilians sadly lost their lives as the results of fires that occurred during the above mentioned time span. Following such an overwhelming and afflicting situation, it becomes immediately crucial for victims and their loved ones to know that they may have serious rights concerning compensation for their unfair suffering.
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