Early Tuesday morning, a three-alarm house fire claimed the life a 69-year-old man and critically injured his elderly father. Flames engulfed the house in Old Bridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey, around 1 am, and six fire departments fought the blaze. The unnamed 89-year-old man was rescued and remains in critical yet stable condition at the Burn Unit at St. Barnabas Medical Center while his son was pronounced deceased at the scene. Some firefighters sustained minor injuries and received treatment at the Raritan Bay Medical Center.
House fires can happen at any time and may cause severe burn injuries and possible fatalities. The physical and psychological damage victims endure could impede them both financially and socially for many years.
If you or your loved ones sustained burn injuries in a house fire, contact our New Jersey burn injury lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy, LLP at 732-777-0100. Contact us online or visit our offices in Edison, Red Bank, or Toms River, New Jersey, to see how we can assist you. We represent clients throughout New Jersey.