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Smoke Inhalation Injuries and Premises Liability

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Smoke inhalation occurs when we breathe in particles and gases discharged during a fire. According to the Burn Institute, more than half of all fire-related fatalities occur due to smoke inhalation. When a victim inhales smoke during a fire, there is the potential for oxygen deprivation as the smoke affects the lungs, causes inflammation and […]

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Five Things to Know about Smoke Inhalation Injuries

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Smoke inhalation occurs when you breathe in harmful, often toxic, smoke from burning materials and gases. In the event of a fire, the smoke inhalation by victims often leads to fatal injuries rather than the burns. This is because the smoke a person inhales in a fire may contain chemicals such as carbon monoxide or […]

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Fire at Trump Tower Leaves One Person Dead, Six Firefighters Injured

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A fire broke out at Trump Tower on 5th Avenue in Manhattan Saturday, April 7, leaving one man dead and six firefighters injured. According to news report, the 67-year-old man who died was a resident of the building’s 50th floor. He was transported to an area hospital in critical condition and later died from his […]

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12 People Killed in Deadly Bronx Apartment Fire

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 At least 12 people were fatally injured as a fire swept through an apartment building in the Bronx the evening of Dec. 28. According to news reports, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it the “worst fire tragedy in this city in at least a quarter century.” The victims ranged in age from […]

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14 People Injured in Brooklyn Apartment Building Fire

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 Fourteen people were injured, including several children, in a three-alarm fire that broke out early in the morning on Oct. 16 at an apartment building in Borough Park, Brooklyn. According to a CBS New York news report, as the fire spread through the apartment building and burst through the roof, fire crews had two major […]

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Child Dies in Brooklyn High Rise Fire

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 A 1-year-old boy died and two other adults have suffered critical injuries after a fire at a Brooklyn high-rise building. According to an ABC news report, the boy was pronounced dead in a local hospital. In addition to the two critically injured adults, four other victims were being treated for serious injuries, officials said. The […]

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Seven People Injured in Queens Apartment Fire

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 Seven victims were injured, one seriously, in a Queens apartment fire. According to an NBC New York report, the fire tore through three floors of a six-story apartment building. The early morning fire started on the fourth floor of 157-11 Sanford Avenue in Murray Hill. The fire soon spread to the fifth and sixth floors. […]

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One Dead, Several Injured In New York City Apartment Building Fire

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 A deadly fire tore through a New York City apartment building early morning Oct. 27 killing one person and injuring at least a dozen others. According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, the fatal fire occurred in a five-story apartment building in the Yorkville neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The blaze […]

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Lack of Working Smoke Detectors a Huge Problem in NYC’s Vulnerable Communities

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 U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this month that New York City has received $937,905 in federal funding for the FDNY Foundation Inc. According to a report in Kings County Politics, the money will be used to advance FDNY Foundation’s New York City fire prevention campaign, “Fire is Everyone’s Fight – Get […]

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