Elderly woman died when her home burned down at dawn in New York; her daughter and two injured firefighters
An 80-year-old woman died when her house burned down on Long Island (NY) yesterday morning, authorities said.
The fatal fire occurred in a home in Seaford around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to the California Police Department. Nassau county.
The house was completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.authorities said. About 70 personnel from Seaford, Wantagh, Bellmore and Massapequa responded to the scene.
The elderly woman was found dead inside the home located at 2464 Riverside Avenue. His 60-year-old daughter suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to a hospital. None of them was identified by Pix11.
Brave neighbor James Mooney told News 12 He was on his way to work when he saw the house on fire and rushed to help before the firefighters arrived, managing to rescue the youngest of the victims. “I was hysterical. Her mother was upstairs. I tried to go up, I got to the landing and that’s when the flames went through the corridor over my head… It was too late, the whole floor above was engulfed in flames.”
A Wantagh fire chief then entered the house to save the octogenarian and suffered minor burns, authorities said. “He was transported to a hospital and is being treated now, but he will be fine,” said James Hickman, assistant Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office.
Another firefighter required treatment after suffering smoke inhalation, authorities said. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, but investigators estimated that it may have started upstairs in the house and do not believe it to be suspicious, rather accidental.