Firefighters rescued an unconscious man with burns on his face and torso from the basement of a burning house in Linbrook on Sunday, officials said.
According to officials, a Lynbrook firefighter arrived at the scene at 1:30 am, smoking from a house on 68 Schiffard Avenue, right next to the Sunrise Highway, and a fire blowing out of an underground window. I saw.
Some residents of the house warned the corresponding firefighters that another resident was trapped in the basement, said Michael Brooks.
According to Brooks, a team of five firefighters forced the basement door open and searched through a large amount of smoke without protecting the hoseline to find the man.
According to Brooks, the victims were found by former Lynbrook firefighters Scott Bien and firefighter James Merkel in the kitchen of an apartment in the basement. Officials said he was taken from the house where paramedics started CPR to save a man’s life.
“When we took him out, he lost consciousness, and when they put him on a stretcher behind the house, they immediately started CPR,” Brooks said. “And they kept doing that on their way to the ambulance and hospital. The quick action of the members definitely helped. In something like this, every second is important.”
The victim was first taken to Mount Sinai-South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside and then to the Burn Treatment Center at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was in stable condition, officials said.
According to Brooks, the other five people in the house escaped without injury.
According to Brooks, the cause of the fire is being investigated by the Nassau County Fire Marshal Office and police station arsonists.
Shortly thereafter, a hose line was stretched into the basement to extinguish the fire, Brooks said.