Fire in Residential Garage Spreads to Great Neck Estates, Several Taken to Local Hospital for Treatment

The Public Information Office reports the details of a Fire that occurred in Great Neck Estates on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 5:43 pm.

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Fire deemed not suspicious at this time. Investigation continues.

Great Neck, NY - March 17, 2017 - The Public Information Office reports the details of a Fire that occurred in Great Neck Estates on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 5:43 pm.

According to police, a Third Precinct Nassau County Police Officer on Patrol observed heavy black smoke emanating from the direction of Great Neck Estates. After investigating the officer was able to locate the source which was a Bayview Avenue residential garage fully engulfed in flames that was spreading to the residence.

The Nassau County Police Officer requested the assistance of the Vigilant and Alert Fire Departments, and then with the Assistance of a Great Neck Estates Police Officer they began to search for any occupants. The two officer’s did locate three persons inside,  an 85 year old male and a 84 year old female, along with a 48 year old female home care aide that were taken out to safety.

During the incident the Nassau County Police Officer sustained smoke inhalation and was later transported to local hospital for treatment. The three persons found inside were also treated at the scene. The Arson Bomb Squad and the Nassau County Fire Marshall responded and will continue investigating the fire deemed not suspicious at this time.