Queens, NY (January 22, 2021) – Before midnight on Wednesday, January 20, a man was killed in a fatal fire that took place at a home in Queens.

According to officials, the fire broke out at a home near the intersection of 147th Avenue and 258th Street. Few details have been released regarding the circumstances of the fire but fire crews found that the fire started on the second floor of the home. They were able to quickly get the blaze under control around 12:30 a.m.

When fire crews were able to completely distinguish the fire, they searched the home for anybody who could still be inside. There, they discovered a 56-year-old man both unconscious and unresponsive. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was injured as a result.

The investigation into the circumstances of the fire continues.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Fires in New York

1/22 Queens, NY – Man Killed in Fatal Fire at 258th St & 147th Ave Structural fires happen in the blink of an eye in the state of New York, where they are the most prominent in the U.S. In one recent year’s time, over 27,000 fires took place throughout New York due to the recklessness of others. Out of these incidents, hundreds of people lose their lives every single year. Losing someone you love in a fire might be one of the most challenging things that you and your family have ever endured. Because of this, you should have the dedicated help of an attorney by your side.

It is true that no amount of money can bring back the life of someone whose life was taken in a horrific and fatal accident in New York. The same can be said for fires that break out in homes, as often times they are completely preventable. Losing a loved one can be challenging because, as you grieve your losses, you may wonder how you will afford to keep up with the bills that pile up against you and your family. When dangerous conditions were present and led to a fire, you may wonder what options you have. It is essential that you have legal help along the way.

Our New York accident attorneys at Miller, Montiel & Strano have diligently assisted those who have lost loved ones in New York fires over the years. We believe that you have a variety of options moving forward and every right to hold a negligent party liable for the harm that they have caused you. We are here for you in your time of need. Please do not hesitate to contact a wrongful death attorney in New York at 516-484-4010 for the help you deserve.

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