Manhattan, NY – Eight Injured in Fire on E Sixth St

Newburgh, NY – 2 Injured in Apartment Fire in Newburgh

Newburgh, NY (April 27, 2020) – A multi-family apartment building caught fire on Saturday afternoon, April 25th, in the city of Newburgh. According to first responders, the two-alarm fire took place at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Firefighters were dispatched to the scene where they battled the blaze on the top floor of the three-story structure. Crews worked to extinguish the blaze as paramedics assisted one resident with a back injury and one firefighter with burns. All injuries were reported as non-life threatening.

Crews remained on scene for approximately two hours. The cause of the fire appears to be electrical but the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Apartment Fires in New York

Newburgh, NY – 2 Injured in Apartment Fire in Newburgh

A serious upsurge in deaths caused by fires in New York was recorded between the years of 2016 and 2017, according to official statistics. During that time span, fatal fires rose by at least 50% with 73 civilian fatalities documented. In most cases, people sustain serious or even fatal injuries as fires are generally among the most severe situations.

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