Toms River, NJ (March 21, 2022) – Serious injuries were reported in a house fire that took place in Toms River on Sunday night, March 20.
According to local officials, the fire broke out in a structure on Mt. Everest Lane. Fire crews immediately responded to calls that they received around 9:45 p.m. at night. When they arrived at the home, they found that it was completely engulfed in smoke and flames. Fire crews entered to attempt to save those inside. Two victims were inside and unconscious and were pulled to safety.
Paramedics and numerous other local responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help. Three firemen and one police officer sustained minor injuries in the fire. The two victims who were found unconscious inside the home, identified as a man and a woman, were taken to Cooper Barnabas Medical Center’s burn center with critical injuries by medical helicopter. Their current conditions are not yet known.
The area was blocked off for some time as fire crews brought this fire and another nearby fire under control.
The investigation into the circumstances of the fire continues. Police will update as more information is available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fires in New Jersey
House fires break out every single week in New Jersey, some of which are brought under control quickly and others that lead to extensive harm. The truth is, these fires can typically be prevented but continue to take place due to the negligence of others. In 2020, it is estimated that 379,500 total structure fires took place, with approximately 11,900 civilians sustaining injuries as a result. If you have been hurt in a house fire and know that another party’s negligence is to blame, you should speak with an attorney immediately.
The aftermath of a fire can be a scary time in your life, especially if you have sustained serious injuries as a result. Some of the most common injuries that stem from these incidents include smoke and burn injuries. These injuries can land a victim in the hospital for an extended period of time, as well as cause them to miss out on time in the workplace as they heal. In the blink of an eye, your life could be turned upside-down due to a house fire that was caused by carelessness. If you have been hurt in one of these incidents, you should seek the immediate help of a Toms River personal injury attorney.
Toms River House Fires
Our attorneys at Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys are here to help you if you have been hurt in a fire that was caused by another party. We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a fire on your own. Having an attorney on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected during these difficult times. We will help you work toward the compensation you deserve for a wide array of aspects, including the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
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