Mom, kids hospitalized after fire in Elmont

A mother was treated for burns and her three children for smoke inhalation after their basement apartment at a home in Elmont caught fire late Tuesday night, police said.

All four were taken by the Elmont Fire Department to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, Nassau County police said. The woman, identified only as a 39-year-old, was treated for burns to her left leg, police said. A spokeswoman for NUMC said she was treated and released.

The children -- girls, ages 4 and 6, and a boy, 6 months -- were all treated for smoke inhalation, police said.


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The NUMC spokeswoman said the two girls were treated and released, and the baby was kept for observation and may be released on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the fire at the home on Savoy Avenue was reported at 11:12 p.m.

The fire does not appear to be suspicious, but the cause was under investigation, police said. It was not clear if the apartment is still habitable.

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