Woodrow, NY (January 21, 2020) – On Monday afternoon, January 20th, 19 people suffered injuries after a fire tore through a row of six homes in the town of Woodrow. The incident began at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Rensselaer Avenue, in the vicinity of Foster Road.
According to officials, witnesses heard an explosion when the fire started. Flames quickly spread through a total of six connected homes. Over 200 firefighters arrived at the scene where they took about one hour to get the blaze under control.
Responding paramedics assisted a total of 19 people who suffered various injuries. The exact cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Residential Fires in New York
Throughout the state of New York, authorities were able to confirm that fatalities caused by fires significantly rose by around 50 percent between 2016 and 2017. Records show that 73 civilian deaths were found to be the direct outcomes of residential fires in New York during the aforesaid time span. After such a challenging and overwhelming situation, it is immediately crucial for those affected to know their rights, and how to move forward with a claim for compensation.
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