The Homicide Squad is investigating a house fire that occurred on Friday, December 30, 2022, at 9:26 pm in Elmont.According to detectives, officers responded to a 911 call for a house fire at 490 Oakley Avenue. Upon arrival, officers entered the basement but were forced to exit after meeting heavy smoke and heat. Elmont Fire Department responded and entered the house. Three victims were located and removed with burns and smoke inhalation. The victims, two females and a male, were transported to area hospitals for treatment and evaluation. They are all listed in critical condition. Elmont Fire Department, with assistance from multiple surrounding departments, extinguishing the fire.The investigation is ongoing.
***UPDATE***The male victim, John McDonnell, 67, has expired from his injuries.