Toms River, NJ (February 28, 2022) – On Monday morning, February 28, two firefighters were hurt in a fire that took place in Toms River.
According to police, the accident happened at 6:45 a.m. on Monroe Avenue. Fire crews were initially called to the scene where they found that a home was on fire. The home quickly became fully engulfed in smoke and flames. Fire crews quickly found out that the family was not home when the fire began but the family pets were home. Due to the stretch of the fire, a neighboring home caught on fire and was also damaged.
Paramedics, fire crews, and numerous other responders were immediately dispatched to the scene to help those in need. The family pets were tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Two firefighters sustained injuries in the fire and were hospitalized. They are expected to recover from their injuries.
The area was blocked for an extended period of time as police worked to clear the scene.
No further details have been released but the investigation remains ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
House Fires in New Jersey
Fires break out in the blink of an eye in the state of New Jersey and beyond. Though these fires can happen virtually anywhere, they tend to break out in both commercial and residential areas. In 2020, it was estimated that approximately 270,500 home structure fires took place. Out of these fires, approximately 8,600 people were seriously injured and others lost their lives. A fire can take place in the blink of an eye, completely turning your life upside-down. If you have faced injuries in a fire, you may find that another party is to blame. It is crucial that you have the help of a legal advocate moving forward.
Being injured in a house fire can impact your life in a variety of ways. You may be left with a wide array of questions, which is why you should have the assistance of an attorney on your side who can help you. This is especially true if you have sustained serious injuries in a house fire. Two of the most severe injuries in these fires are typically smoke inhalation and burn-related injuries. Unfortunately, many victims also lose their lives in these accidents. If you have sustained injuries in a fire and wonder what options you have, you should speak with a dedicated Toms River personal injury attorney who is there for you.
Toms River Personal Injury Attorneys
At Spear Greenfield Personal Injury Attorneys, we are here to help you move forward after a fire that was caused by another party. We understand how devastating the injuries caused by a fire can be. Your physical recovery may be a long road ahead, which can affect your life in a variety of ways as you try to get back on your feet. Our attorneys will help you work toward compensation for the following aspects:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Therapy costs
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