Two veteran firefighters from LI seriously injured in deadly Bronx fire

Two veteran NYC firefighters from Long Island are fighting for their lives after falling through a floor of a burning building while battling a deadly fire in the Bronx. Lt. Howard Carpluk, of Yaphank,

News 12 Staff

Aug 28, 2006, 2:34 PM

Updated 6,530 days ago

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Two veteran NYC firefighters from Long Island are fighting for their lives after falling through a floor of a burning building while battling a deadly fire in the Bronx.
Lt. Howard Carpluk, of Yaphank, and Battalion Chief Thomas Auer, of Holbrook, were both seriously injured Sunday while fighting the fire at a discount store. Rookie NYC firefighter, 25-year-old Michael Reilly, of Sleepy Hollow, died in the blaze.
Carpluk is listed in very serious condition at a NYC hospital. Auer is in serious but stable condition. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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