Midwood, Brooklyn, NY (January 21, 2020) – Responders were dispatched to the scene of a fatal house fire that took place on Monday night, January 20th. According to authorities, an 11-year-old girl died in the fire that occurred inside a home located in the area of Ocean Parkway and Foster Avenue in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Firefighters arrived at the scene to battle the blaze which broke out at around 10:30 p.m. and quickly spread throughout the first and second floors of the home. Rescue crews found the girl unconscious and unresponsive inside the house. She was pronounced deceased a short time later.
One firefighter was transported to the Cornell Burn Unit at New York-Presbyterian Hospital where they have been listed in stable condition. The official cause of the fire is actively under investigation.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal House Fires in New York
Within a span of fewer than two days during just the second week of 2020, two serious fires each resulted in multiple injuries. Fire officials stated that both of those fires spread so rapidly because of a door left open inside the buildings where they occurred. Like many apartment fires, fatal house fires in New York are often made worse by the negligence of other parties or other entities, leaving tremendous pain and suffering for victims and their loved ones.
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