Pemberton, NJ (April 20, 2022) – A man was killed in a fatal apartment fire that broke out around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, in Pemberton.
According to officials, the apartment fire broke out on Egbert Street in the early morning hours. Fire crews responded to the scene where they discovered that flames and smoke were already shooting out of the building. The flames became so intense that they melted the siding on the home next door and smoke flooded the building. Neighbors banged on doors so that everybody would evacuate the building.
Paramedics and other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene. A 72-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital with smoke inhalation injuries. A 62-year-old man was seriously injured and was flown to the hospital. A man was also tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries.
A total of 19 people were displaced by the fire. Fire crews were able to quickly bring the fire under control.
All day Wednesday, fire crews and investigators were searching for clues on what may have caused the fire. The investigation into the fire continues.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Fires in New Jersey
Fires break out in the blink of an eye every year in the state of New Jersey. In fact, these incidents take place weekly in major cities in both commercial and residential areas. In just one recent year’s time in New Jersey, approximately 25,000 fires took place. Though many of these fires are quickly brought under control, others cause severe damage in their wake. Losing a loved one in a fire can be a devastating and unexpected experience. If you have lost someone close to you in a fire, you should be prepared to speak with an attorney that you can trust.
The loss of a loved one in a fire can leave you in a difficult position that you are not prepared to face on your own. As you are grieving the loss of your loved one, you may wonder how you will afford to pay the bills that pile up against you. You should never have to worry about these stressful aspects entirely on your own. It is crucial that you speak with a Pemberton wrongful death attorney soon after you have faced these enormous losses.
Pemberton Wrongful Death Attorneys
At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we are here to help you after you have lost a loved one in a fatal fire. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a fire on your own, especially if someone you love has been taken from you prematurely. Our attorneys will assist you along the path toward compensation for a wide array of aspects, including some of the following:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
We are here for you every step of the way when it comes to moving forward with a case. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in Pemberton at (215) 600-0681 for more information on your available options.
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