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Police: Man, 70, dies in Elmont house fire

Feb 05, 2017 - Newsday (New York)

A 70-year-old Elmont man died in a house fire early Saturday despite efforts by his son and firefighters to save him, police said.

When firefighters responded to a home on Dutch Broadway at 12:20 a.m. they found a man, 31, who had escaped after he unsuccessfully tried to reach his father, who was trapped by the fire in an upstairs bedroom, Nassau County police said in a news release.

After subduing some of the flames, firefighters reached the bedroom and found the older man, who was ...