Franklin Township, NJ (August 5, 2023) – On Thursday, a home exploded in New Jersey, killing three people and leaving one more missing.
Police said that two other people, a child and a teenager, were also injured by burns.
Franklin Township Police Chief Matthew DeCesari said that at about 10:35 a.m. local time, officers responded to a report of a home fire in the South Jersey hamlet of Buena. He stated an explosion occurred for unknown reasons.
DeCesari added that a 1-year-old girl was seriously hurt and remained at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. A 15-year-old girl was also airlifted to the hospital, but her condition is described as stable.
According to DeCesari, interviews with family members indicate that four other persons, including two toddlers, a 52-year-old man, and a 73-year-old man, were in the residence at the time of the explosion. DeCesari also stated at a news conference on Thursday night that two bodies had been pulled from the debris.
On Friday, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office reported that a third body had been located.
DeCesari said several nearby homes were damaged in the explosion, but everyone was safely evacuated, and no one else was hurt. Criminal charges are being considered, though the cause of the explosion remains unknown.
Our sincerest condolences go out to the families of those who died. We would like to extend our best wishes for a full recovery to the injured victims.
Explosions & House Fires in New Jersey
It just takes a moment’s distraction for a home fire to break out anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania. These incidents often negatively impact not just private living spaces but also commercial structures or places of business. Moreover, there are a lot of fires that are quickly put out by rescue units, but many more do extensive damage and change people’s lives.
According to information that was made public for the year 2020, about 1,400,000 fires and explosions causing injuries happened across the United States. In addition, nearly 3,500 people lost their lives, and 15,200 more were critically injured as a result of these incidents. Inhaling smoke and suffering burns are two of the most serious wounds that may be inflicted by fires, requiring sufferers to deal with excruciating physical agony as well as psychological anguish.
If, on the other hand, you were hurt in a fire that was caused by the irresponsible or negligent activities of another person, you may have a wide variety of legal options available to you at this time.
In the aftermath of a fire, you can find yourself dealing with challenging circumstances for which you were not adequately prepared. It’s also possible that you have a number of questions that may only be answered by an experienced personal injury attorney.
If someone else’s carelessness was the cause of your injuries in a fire or explosion, our team at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys in the South Jersey area is here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us immediately at (215) 600-0681 to talk with a fire accident attorney in New Jersey about the ways in which we may be able to help you and your family members during this difficult time.
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