Valley Stream, NY (March 3, 2019) – Six police officers from Nassau County and one civilian were injured in a deli fire that spread to other buildings.
The incident took place at 519 West Merrick Road, at the corner of Dale Place, and caused damages to a shoe store and a jewelry repair business in the area. Six police officers were treated and released from the hospital due to smoke inhalation. A civilian who was identified as a 33-year-old man was taken to the hospital as well and was still in the hospital as of last night. However, he is expected to recover.
Police initially received the call to the fire around 6:10 a.m. They found a male victim calling for help at the back of the deli and used a forcible entry tool to reach him.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this time.
We would like to take this time to offer our genuine sympathies to all involved parties, with the hopes that they will make full recoveries during this difficult time. We would also like to offer our gratitude to the firefighters who put their lives on the line to assist those who have fallen victim to fires.
If you or a loved one have been impacted by a serious fire event, it might be time to turn to the help of an experienced accident attorney. At Hach & Rose, our accident attorneys understand how desperate and frightening these situations can be and want to stand by your side during this perilous event. If you have suffered losses due to a fire, we want you to know that you are not alone. Please reach out to us today at 212-779-0057 to find out what we can do for you.
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