Manhattan, NY (November 22, 2020) – Police and fire crews were dispatched to the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment in Manhattan.

Around 12:20 a.m. at 260 Audubon Avenue, a fire broke out at a high-rise apartment. When fire crews arrived, they found that the 24th floor of the apartment building erupted in flames due to reasons that are not yet known.

Paramedics confirmed that firefighters were able to rescue two women from the high-rise apartment. They have only been identified as a 37-year-old and a 73-year-old. The two suffered from severe smoke inhalation injuries and were hospitalized. They were both pronounced dead while there.

No other parties were injured as a result of the fire.

The investigation into the circumstances of the fire remains ongoing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Fatal Fires in New York 

11.22 Manhattan, NY – Women Killed in Fatal Fire on Audubon Ave

New York sees more fires every year than many other states in the U.S. In just one recent year, hundreds of people lost their lives and thousands more were injured as a result of fires in New York. Losing someone that you love as a result of a fire might be one of the most challenging things that you have ever experienced. Some of the most common injuries that lead to fatalities in the state of New York include smoke inhalation and burn injuries. If you have lost a loved one and you are unsure about where you can turn, you should have the help of an attorney moving forward.

Many fires blaze out of control each year in the state of New York, taking the lives of others. As you grieve the loss of your loved one, you may wonder where you can turn on a financial level. Many people are left feeling helpless and alone after they have lost someone they love in a fire that they believe could have been prevented. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, you should speak with an accident attorney who has handled dangerous condition accidents in the past. See our proven track record of success representing those who have lost loved ones in accidents by visiting our New York testimonials.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano are here for you after you have lost someone you love in a life-altering accident. Fires can take place in the blink of an eye and, when you believe they have occurred due to negligence reasons, you and your family have options moving forward. You should always have knowledgeable legal help on your side. Please contact an accident attorney at (516) 945-9033 for the help you deserve.

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