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Washington Heights Apartment Fire Kills 7-Year-Old Boy, Critically Injures Grandmother

Early Saturday morning on October 30th, a fire at a Washington Heights apartment building killed a seven-year-old boy and critically injured his grandmother. Here, our team of New York firefighter law attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. provide an overview of the tragic event.


Washington Heights Apartment Building Catches Fire


On West 178th St., a fire ignited at approximately 1:30 am, tearing through the basement and first floor of an apartment building. The incident required 14 different FDNY units and over 70 firefighters, in addition to members of the NYPD 33rd precinct. A young boy, 7, suffered severe bodily trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene, and the victim’s grandmother, 54, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. One firefighter also suffered injuries and received treatment.


The fire was contained at approximately 3:10 am. The cause of the fire has still not been determined and remains under investigation.


Consult an Attorney at SPBMCC If You Have Been Involved in a Fire


SPBMCC’s legal team aims to follow current events in New York and New Jersey and keep their community and clients informed. Fires are physically and psychologically traumatic events, and if they’re caused by negligence or a failure to follow building code regulations, there could be grounds for a lawsuit. 


If you or a loved one sustained critical injuries in a fire, you deserve experienced representation from a team of attorneys who will fight for fair compensation. To speak to a personal injury attorney or firefighter law attorney at SPBMCC, call (212) 732-9000 or fill out the form below.


Content in the article was derived from the AMNY The Villager. To read the original article in full, click here.

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