More information is now available about a Brooklyn explosion accident and associated fire. The blast itself occurred in the front of a row house located on Vermont Street in Cypress Hills. That Brooklyn explosion accident occurred at around midnight, the fire quickly raging through the three-story row house where the blast occurred. In short speed, the combination of the explosion and the fire caused the first floor of the row house to collapse into the basement, according to the FDNY.
Fire Spread to Five Other Residences
The FDNY declared the blaze a three-alarm fire within a short time of the initial crew of firefighters arriving at the scene. A total of six homes have been destroyed in the Brooklyn explosion accident. Over 50 people have been displaced as a result of the explosion and resulting blaze. These 50-plus displaced people were part of about 20 individual families impacted by the catastrophe
According to a spokesperson for the FDNY, no one has been killed in the explosion and fire. Six people did sustain non-life-threatening injuries. Of that number, four refused medical treatment. Two others have been hospitalized.
There is no specific information available on the extent of injuries sustained by any of the victims. In addition, no updates have been issued in regard to the state of the pair of people that have been hospitalized as a result of the explosion and fire.
New York State Senator Lives on Block
New York State Senator Julia Salazar lives on the block where the Brooklyn explosion accident occurred. She tweeted at the time of the devastating event:
There is a massive house fire on our block in Cypress Hills right now. Hard to see just how large it is through all the emergency lights and my old phone’s video. Very grateful for FDNY responding so quickly and all firefighters here, running into the flames as we all watch.
She also tweeted:
The fire spread to at least four row houses, but it seems to be under control now. Huge thanks to all the first responders who saved people’s lives here tonight.
Location of Homes Destroyed by Brooklyn Explosion Accident
The FDNY reports the specific location of the destroyed homes as follows:
There is no specific information released as of this time regarding in which residence or residences the injured victims of the Brooklyn explosion accident were found.
Your Legal Rights After a Brooklyn Explosion Accident
If you were injured in the Brooklyn explosion accident and fire, or if you are one of those individuals that lost their homes and were displaced, the legal team at The Doan Law Firm at (646) 847-0000 is available to answer any questions you may have at this time. You can connect with a Brooklyn explosion accident lawyer any time by calling use at (646) 847-0000. We are keeping our special Brooklyn explosion accident lawyer hotline staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, during these challenging times.
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