By: The Barnes Firm - 12 January, 2022
On the morning of January 9, 2022, a fire broke out in a Bronx high-rise. The resulting flames and smoke killed 17 people, including eight children, at the Twin Parks North West apartment building.
Investigators said a malfunctioning electric space heater was the apparent cause of the disaster, but what’s more: it appears safety doors were not functioning properly, which aided to the spread of the fire – and just as deadly, the smoke.
New York’s Fire Commissioner said the apartment’s front door and a door on the 15th floor should have been shut. If that were the case, much of the smoke would’ve been contained. But the doors were left open, and heavy smoked carried through the building, blocking some people from escaping, and injuring others and they tried.
Firefighters said many of the children they carried out needed oxygen immediately.
After the flames were put out, 17 people were killed and dozens were injured. Officials reported 32 of the 44 hospitalizations sustained “life-threatening” injuries.
After any fire, we understand the problems you face and the emotions you’re enduring. Whether you lost someone you love in a fire, or have sustained serious injuries as a result of one, know that The Barnes Firm can help provide support in more ways than one.
It’s our job to discover what caused the fire, how it could’ve been prevented, and determine who was liable. Here’s what we know about the fire in The Bronx:
A thorough legal investigation will help determine exactly how the space heater malfunctioned, and who may be liable for that malfunction. An investigation will also reveal why safety doors were left open, and potentially, how to stop that from happening again in the future.
Victims of this tragic fire need a strong guide during this difficult time: a friend. Someone who will stand up for their rights and make sure this preventable tragedy doesn’t happen again.
That’s what The Barnes Firm does every day. We stand up for people who were wrongfully injured, and we’ll fight for families who’ve suffered a loss. Our top Bronx fire attorneys will stop at nothing to get you justice.
With decades of combined experience in your corner, you can be confident The Barnes Firm will help you recover the best result possible.
Your health and safety are always paramount. Be sure you and your family are safe, and call an attorney as soon as possible.
There are deadlines that must be met, and fresh evidence that must be collected. Our team has the experience and dedication necessary to make sure fire victims are fairly compensated and that these accidents are prevented in the future.
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