Arson Bomb Squad detectives report the details of a fatal house fire that occurred on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 3:54 am in Glen Cove.
According to detectives, Glen Cove Police along with the Glen Cove Fire Department were dispatched to 5 Briarcliff Avenue for a house fire. Upon arrival a Glen Cove police officer forced open the front door and immediately found the body of an unconscious elderly female. After removing the victim outside and observing that she was in cardiac arrest, CPR was initiated. Upon the arrival of the Glen Cove Fire Department, the 81 year old victim was removed to an area hospital where she was later pronounced deceased by a staff physician. Her name is being withheld at this time.
The Glen Cove Fire Department, with the assistance of Seacliff, Locust Valley and Glenwood Fire Departments were able to extinguish the fire. During firefighter operations a Glen Cove fireman sustained a minor injury to his hand.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined but does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The investigation into this incident continues.