Arson Bomb Squad detectives report the details of a fatal house fire that occurred on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 2:03 pm in Plainview.
According to detectives, Second Precinct officers responded to a Roxton Road residence for a working house fire. Upon arrival, two (2) officers and a Fire Chief attempted to enter the home, but were overcome with smoke and forced to exit. Plainview, Hicksville, Bethpage, Jericho and Syosset Fire departments responded with ten (10) fire apparatus and approximately seventy-five (75) firefighters to extinguish the fire.
The male homeowner, 84, was home at the time of the fire and was unable to escape. The victim was found deceased by fire department personnel. The investigation is ongoing and the name of the victim is being withheld at this time.
Details by: Det. Randazzo/ABS 01/27/18/2245/8688