Burlington, NJ (October 15, 2022) – Firefighters in Burlington County are investigating the cause of a fatal fire in Burlington.
According to officials, crews were called to the J. Frank Budd Building, a senior citizen living development on the 200 block of East Pearl Street, Saturday morning, just after 11:30 a.m., for a fire alarm.
When firefighters arrived, they were met with heavy smoke emanating from the third floor.
Firefighters narrowed the fire search to one third-floor apartment and subsequently extinguished the fire in minutes.
The resident of the apartment where the fire originated was found inside the apartment and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Residents in other apartments were safely evacuated while fire crews were extinguishing the fire. One resident was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are still looking into the circumstances of the incident, and the investigation remains ongoing.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with those who sustained injuries in the fire. We hope for their full recovery at this time.
Deadly Residential Fires in New Jersey
Fires break out commonly in the U.S. every single day. These incidents can happen anywhere but tend to spread more quickly in our major cities, where houses and apartments feel closer together than ever. In 2020, it is estimated that approximately 490,500 fires broke out in residential and commercial areas, with approximately 13,000 people sustaining injuries in these incidents. Some injuries are more common than others in fires, including the following:
- Various-degree burns
- Smoke inhalation injuries
- Fatalities in the worst cases
The harsh reality is that many fires can be prevented when precautions are taken. If you believe that a party or multiple individuals are to blame for the fire that caused your injuries, you should speak with an attorney immediately.
As the number of fires in cities increases, so do the number of individuals who sustain serious injuries every year. You may be faced with a long road to recovery before you. Not only are there physical and emotional injuries to recover from, but major financial hardship can hit you as the bills pile up. On top of this, your family may also be left to care for the aftermath of your fire. This puts many in a difficult position, which is where a Cherry Hill personal injury attorney can help.
Our knowledgeable and resourceful attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are here to help you after a fire in New Jersey that has impacted every aspect of your life. We will review your claim from start to finish, helping you to gather the necessary evidence. On top of this, our attorneys are well-versed in New Jersey laws and can answer any questions that you may have. You may be entitled to compensation, and we will help you receive it. Please contact a fire accident attorney in New Jersey at (215) 600-0681 for the help you need moving forward.
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