The Arson Bomb Squad reports the details of a Fire that occurred at 4:15pm on Monday May 16, 2022 in Elmont.
According to Detectives, Officers responded to a residence on Circle Drive West and observed thick smoke coming from a 2nd floor window. The Officers were met by the three victims ages, 65, 61 and 22 years and stated it was their residence. The Elmont Fire Department assisted by the Floral Park, Valley Stream and South Floral Park Fire Departments extinguished the fire utilizing 45 members. The residence sustained moderate damage and displaced the three victims. One fireman suffered from blurred vision and was treated on scene for a piece of debris in his eye. No other injuries were reported.
The fire is deemed non-suspicious and possibly related to a nearby lightning strike. The house was not directly struck. The investigation is ongoing.
Details by: Det. Marciano / ABS 06/16/22/2005/7990