01-25-2020 | 12:40 PM | PLAINVIEW,NY— A 65 year old female is dead after a fire swept through a Long Island Home Saturday Afternoon. The fire reported to 911 around 12:40 p.m. Saturday at a home on Audrey Avenue in Plainview, New York.
Multiple neighboring fire departments from Hicksville, Bethpage, Syosset, Farmingdale and Melville responded to the blaze to assist the Plainview Fire Department. Firefighters battled heavy fire conditions in a bedroom on the 2nd floor of the home.
Fire officials say crews encountered clutter conditions or collier masion conditions inside the home which made fighting the blaze difficult. Fire officials confirm firefighters discovered the deceased victim on the second floor of the home after the fire was extinguished.
The fire remains under investigation by the Nassau County Fire Marshal. Nassau County Police say they believe the cause of the fire is non-criminal.
Location: Central Islip and Hauppauge, New York
Date: Monday, March 12, 2018
Suffolk County Police arrested three volunteer firefighters for setting fires in Central Islip and Hauppauge during a four-month span.
Following an investigation by Arson Section detectives, with the assistance of the Central Islip Fire Department, Austin Lehman, Stephen Hernandez and Shawn Key were arrested in connection with fires intentionally set at abandoned houses between October and January. All three are members of the Central Islip Fire Department. No one was injured in any of the fires.
The three were charged in connection with fires at:
- 82 Gates Ave. in Central Islip on October 21 at approximately 6 a.m.
- 104 Vanderbilt Ave. in Central Islip on October 24 at approximately 5:20 a.m.
- 173 Gibbs Road in Central Islip on November 7 at approximately 5:50 a.m.
- 43 Oakdale Ave. in Central Islip on November 22 at approximately 2:20 a.m.
- 475 Bridge Road in Hauppauge on January 14 at approximately 3:40 a.m.
Hernandez, 25, of 62A Ridgewood Ave., Central Islip, and Lehman, 19, of 74 Vanderbilt Ave., Central Islip, were charged with five counts of Arson 3rd Degree for their involvement in all five fires. Key, 27, of 10 Chuck Blvd., North Babylon, was charged with Arson 3rd Degree for the fire on November 22.
The three were scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 13.