Police: Father, daughter, 2 dogs escape South Farmingdale house fire

The fire broke out at the home on Plitt Avenue and originated from a barbecue grill located at the rear of the home, officials say.

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2023, 9:41 AM

Updated 289 days ago

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Officials say a fire ripped through a home in South Farmingdale on Wednesday around 5:44 p.m.
According to officials, it broke out at the home on Plitt Avenue and originated from a barbecue grill located at the rear of the home.
The homeowner had used the outdoor grill and turned it off, but when he returned to the grill, he observed that the rear of the home had become engulfed in flames.
Officials say the homeowner removed himself, his daughter and two family dogs and contacted 911.
The South Farmingdale Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire with the assistance of Farmingdale, East Farmingdale, Bethpage, Massapequa, North Massapequa and the North Amityville Fire Departments.
Four firefighters were treated on scene for minor smoke inhalation. No further injuries were reported.
The fire has been deemed accidental.


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