East Farmingdale (WALK) - Police haven't yet released the name of the man who died yesterday afternoon in a house fire in East Farmingdale.
Five firefighters were injured putting out the flames, which erupted in a house on Melville Road, just blocks from Farmingville State College. A driver saw the flames as he passed by around 3:15 PM Wednesday and called 911, according to police.
The victim was found by firefighters and rushed to St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage but was declared dead there. None of the injured responders has any life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Arson detectives are still trying to figure out what sparked the flames.
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