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Nassau County Police Officer Saves 97 Year-Old Woman from Mineola House Fire

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Police Officer Martone gained entry and assisted the trapped woman to safety.

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NCPD reports the details of a Fire which occurred on Saturday, January 20, in Mineola.

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Mineola, NY - January 22, 2017 - The Third Precinct reports the details of a Fire which occurred on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 6:05 pm in Mineola.
 
According to police, patrol officers responded to a 911 call for a building fire on Lincoln Avenue. Upon arrival, officers responded to the third floor and encountered thick black smoke. Residents were being evacuated when police discovered a woman, 97, was trapped in the adjacent apartment from the fire. Police Officer Martone gained entry and assisted the woman to safety. 
 
Three residence suffered smoke inhalation. Two (2) were treated at the scene and the third resident, 67, was transported by the Mineola Fire Department to an area hospital.
 
Officer Martone suffered smoke inhalation and was transported by a Nassau County Police Ambulance to an area hospital. He was treated and released.
 
The investigation is ongoing.