Police officers rescued a 29-year-old man from a burning home in Roosevelt on Sunday, Nassau County police said.
The fire, at a home on Frederick Avenue, was reported in a 911 call at 3:35 p.m., police said. Three First Precinct officers arrived to find four occupants had safely escaped the home, but one man remained unaccounted for — and was likely still inside.
The house was consumed by heavy smoke, police said, but the officers were able to conduct a search and locate the man on the second floor. The officers were then able to get him safely evacuated, police said.
The man, who was not identified, and two other male occupants, 23 years old and 36 years old, were taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, according to police. The three officers were also treated for smoke inhalation, police said.
All are believed to have been treated and released, police said Monday.
The fire was extinguished by firefighters from Roosevelt and Uniondale, police said.
The cause is under investigation by the Nassau County Fire Marshal's Office and by arson/bomb squad detectives. Additional information was not immediately available.