House fire claims life of elderly Plainview man

A 73-year-old man was found dead in his Plainview home after it became engulfed in flames Wednesday morning. Authorities say the fire started at 8 Winters Court around 10:30 and that the resident?s body

News 12 Staff

Jul 10, 2008, 12:03 AM

Updated 5,854 days ago

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A 73-year-old man was found dead in his Plainview home after it became engulfed in flames Wednesday morning.
Authorities say the fire started at 8 Winters Court around 10:30 and that the resident?s body was found in a back bedroom, where the blaze may have begun.
A neighbor?s son, who is an NYPD sergeant, went into the burning home, but was overcome by smoke and had to retreat. He was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
The body was discovered after the smoke cleared and the flames were extinguished. The victim?s wife learned of the news after returning from a day of shopping.
Authorities say mental health professionals are assisting the victim?s wife and the Red Cross will provide her with a place to stay.
Police do not consider the fire suspicious.


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