Officials: 5 people injured, displaced by house fire in East Meadow

Police say three adults and two children, including a newborn baby, and a dog were evacuated safely.

Liz Burke

Jun 26, 2024, 12:02 PM

Updated 17 days ago

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Fire officials say the blaze broke out at a home on Arleigh Road in East Meadow at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Nassau police say the house was fully engulfed in flames. Multiple fire departments responded.
According to the North Bellmore fire chief, the blaze was put out at 5:04 p.m., and the home sustained significant damage including the second floor partially collapsing.
Police say three adults and two children, including a newborn baby, and a dog were evacuated safely. They were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and are now staying with relatives. No one was seriously hurt.
Margarita Natal, a neighbor, said, “I think as long as the family’s fine. That’s the main thing. You can build a house, but as long as the family’s alive and well, that’s all that should matter."
Frank Lukasik, another neighbor, said, “It’s unfortunate for the family. They walked out with a drawer. That m was it, one drawer from a dresser, what they were able to salvage from this tragedy."
According to the North Bellmore fire chief, the cause of the fire is under investigation and appears to be accidental.
A neighbor and friend of the displaced family, Jessica Schiavone, started a donation to help the family. A drop-off site is set up outside her home at 2615 Arleigh Rd. in East Meadow.
Clothing and gift cards are needed:
Boy: size 10 clothes; 2 1/2 size shoes
Girl: 9 month clothing, size 3 diapers
Mom: size medium/large
Dad: XL shirts


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