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Hackensack Office Fire Caused by Exhaust Fan

On Saturday, October 9th in Hackensack, New Jersey, a fire broke out in an office building off of Main Street. First responders discovered that the blaze broke out as a result of an exhaust fan catching fire. Here, the premises liability and firefighter attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. discuss the causes of the fire as well as legal avenues that those who were impacted by building fires can take. 

 

Hackensack Office Building Destroyed by Exhaust Fan Fire

 

The blaze, which took place as a result of an exhaust fan catching fire, erupted before 11 p.m. on the evening of October 9th in Hackensack. The office building, which was occupied by Noracare Wellness, became engulfed in flames. 

 

Damage was so severe that crews were ordered out of the building after the drop ceiling came down on them while they were extinguishing the flames. The flames began erupting through the windows and doors, which firefighter crews were able to extinguish before reentering the building to put out flame pockets. 

 

Firefighters who were involved with putting out the fire hailed from Englewood, Teaneck, Bogota and Ridgefield Park, among other precincts. Read more about the Hackensack office fire here.

 

Office Blazes are a Potential Firefighter Law Concern

 

Thankfully, no one was reported to be injured or killed during the Hackensack office fire. However, the event is demonstrative of how office buildings that are potentially not up to code can cause fast-moving fires that put the lives of firefighters at risk. 

 

Building code violations endanger the lives of both citizens and first responders. Firefighters who are injured while performing their job duties due to building code violations, faulty equipment, or the negligence of any third party may be able to take legal action for monetary compensation against the responsible parties, such as the property owner.  This is in addition to the worker’s compensation benefit already allowed to them by law.   

 

If you or a loved one has been injured or diagnosed with a respiratory illness as a result of a fire, or injured while fighting a fire that resulted from a building code violation, reach out to our team of New Jersey attorneys today to schedule a free consultation. Call (212) 732-9000 or fill out a form below.

 

Information in this article was sourced from the Hackensack Daily Voice. To read the original article in full, click here.

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