Greenport man dies in house fire, official says

A man was killed in a Greenport house

A man was killed in a Greenport house fire on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, fire officials said. Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

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A man was killed in a Greenport house fire Wednesday evening, fire officials said.

The Greenport Fire Department responded to the fire at 630 First Ave. about 6:44 p.m., according to department spokesman Jim Kalin.

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Arriving firefighters saw flames shooting out of the roof, windows and front door, he said.

A female resident who was outside in the yard was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport with unknown injuries, Kalin said. A firefighter was treated for minor injuries.

The unidentified man killed in the fire was found in a front room where the blaze appeared to have started, according to Kalin. The cause is under investigation.

A household pet also died in the fire, Kalin said.

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