4 hurt in Bellmore house fire

Firefighters at the scene on Shore Road in Firefighters at the scene on Shore Road in Bellmore where two people were rescued from the house and rushed to a hospital. Another man and a teen suffered lacerations while coming to the aid of the two victims, officers said. (Nov. 12, 2012) Photo Credit: Bill Kelly

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Four people were rushed to a hospital after a Bellmore home caught fire Monday morning, police said.

About 100 firefighters from four departments responded to the scene in the 3140 block of Shore Road at 7:35 a.m., authorities said.

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Details of what caused the fire aren't yet known and it is still being investigated. Damage estimates are also being assessed, officials said.

A 93-year-old woman and 61-year-old man, who were in the home when the fire started, sustained smoke inhalation and were taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment, police said.

A 43-year-old man and 17-year-old boy suffered lacerations while coming to the aid of the two victims, officers said. They also were taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment.

The Arson Bomb Squad, Nassau County fire marshal and the Bellmore, North Bellmore, Merrick and Wantagh fire departments responded to the blaze.

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