On Sunday, March 6th a fire broke out at Bloomingdale’s Department store on 3rd avenue.
According to officials the fire started in the sixth floor storage room. Dozens of firefighters worked to contain the blaze. Remarkably no one was injured in the fire.
Most assume while shopping (except on black Friday) there’s little risk of injury, however department store injuries are surprisingly common. More often than not injury occurs as a result of a slip and fall however nonresidential fires, like the Bloomingdale’s fire, is a major issue in the US. According to FEMA: “An estimated 86,500 nonresidential building fires were reported to United States fire departments each year and caused an estimated 85 deaths and 1,325 injuries.”
If you or a loved one has been injured in a nonresidential fire we may be able to help you seek compensation. Contact us today to learn more about building liability and personal injury lawsuits.