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Massapequa Park Fire fighters pulled the man from the basement. Two others escaped and suffered smoke inhalation.

Credits: Alex Costello , Patch Staff
Posted Wed, Dec 29, 2021 at 11:16 am ET|Updated Wed, Dec 29, 2021 at 4:47 pm ET

MASSAPEQUA PARK, NY — One person is in critical condition after they were rescued from the basement of a burning home Tuesday evening.

Police say the fire started in the home on Eastlake Avenue in Massapequa Park at 4:35 p.m. Massapequa firefighters rescued a 58-year-old man from the basement of the home. They were rushed to a nearby hospital, and are in critical condition.

Two other residents of the house managed to make it out on their own. They were taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, and are expected to recover.

One firefighter was treated at the scene by a paramedic for exhaustion. 

Police and the Nassau County Fire Marshal are still investigating the cause of the fire. Check out our post, A Fire Medic on the Importance of Egress Windows, if you’re interested in learning more about how egress windows give homeowners a quick, safe evacuation in the event of an emergency.

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