Great Neck family of 6 escapes burning house

With the help of a neighbor and two police officers, a family of six made it out alive after a fire nearly engulfed their Great Neck home Thursday. The Velaoras? were trapped in the house with their

News 12 Staff

Mar 20, 2008, 10:24 PM

Updated 5,969 days ago

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With the help of a neighbor and two police officers, a family of six made it out alive after a fire nearly engulfed their Great Neck home Thursday.
The Velaoras? were trapped in the house with their four young children after the fire broke out around 4:30 a.m. Neighbor Kenny Horowitz heard their cries for help and rushed over to the home. The father threw three of the children out of a window into Horowitz?s arms.
Two Nassau County police officers arrived shortly after and were able to get the parents out using a ladder.
Police believe it was an electrical fire that started in the toy room. They say the fire is not suspicious.


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