Barry Allen Died In Apartment Fire In Manhattan’s East Village
MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (March 18, 2018) – A 71-year-old man was tragically killed after his apartment caught fire on Sunday.
Manhattan police have been able to identify the man that died in the accident as Barry Allen.
The six story apartment is located on East 7th St. near Avenue C. Two other people living in the apartment were evacuated with minor injuries.
Firefighters rushed to the scene of the fire at the East Village apartment. Unfortunately, Barry Allen was pronounced dead at the scene.
LIABILITY IN APARTMENT FIRES
Building owners have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable sources of harm, including fires. Smoke alarms should be installed and fire escapes should typically be set up on apartment buildings in order to give building tenants safe escape routes. Buildings should be free of obstacles which may imperil residents in the event of a fire. When a building owner is negligent in failing to properly protect residents from a fire they may face civil liability.
Our staff at Lipsig Lawyers were deeply saddened to learn about the tragic apartment fire that killed Barry Allen. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim’s family as they are going through such an incredibly difficult time. We sincerely hope that steps are taken to help make this building safer so that there aren’t additional deaths in the future.
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