WOMAN, 68, AND GIRL, 4, FIRE VICTIMS
Nassau police Monday identified the woman and child who died after a fire in New Hyde Park as Maria Karpinski, 68, and Brooke Schillizzi, 4.
The cause of the Sunday morning house fire on North 12th Street, which left a 10-year-old boy injured, was still being investigated, police said Monday. Two other occupants of the house escaped uninjured, officials said.
Detectives with the Nassau County Arson/Bomb Squad responded to the scene and deemed the fire noncriminal, police said.
The fire was reported shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday. The house was fully engulfed in flames when the New Hyde Park Fire Department responded to the call, police said. The department was assisted by six other local fire departments consisting of approximately 11 trucks and more than 200 firefighters, police said...