Homicide detectives report the details of a fatal house fire that occurred on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 4:37 A.M. in North Massapequa.
According to detectives, the North Massapequa Fire Department responded to a working house fire at 2 The Link, a single family dwelling. With the assistance of Seaford, Massapequa, Bethpage, S Farmingdale, Wantagh, Levittown, N Bellmore, Farmingdale, Bellmoreand E Meadow Fire Departments, several trucks and engines and over 60 fire department personnel were able to extinguish the fire.
The body of a 66 year old male was found in the garage with a fatal gunshot wound, it appears to be non- criminal . His name is being withheld at this time. While battling the blaze, two firefighters suffered minor injuries, 1 of which was treated at an area hospital and released.
The fire appears to have started in the front of the house. Homicide Squad, Arson/Bomb Squad and Nassau County Fire Marshall are continuing to investigate.
Details by: D.Sgt Hoeler/Hom 07/10/18/1200/7336