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Stories to follow: Dog helps save family from fire

Nassau County police said a woman, her twin

Nassau County police said a woman, her twin daughters and one of their friends, who are all 11, suffered smoke inhalation before escaping a house fire in Levittown. (Feb. 24, 2012) Credit: Kevin Imm


When a fire broke out in Timothy Argento’s Levittown home early Friday morning, it was smoke alarms and his barking dog that awakened his wife -- and the children -- allowing them to escape the house without serious injuries.

Nassau County police said the wife and three children suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to a hospital for medical attention. A 20-year-old firefighter from the Levittown Fire Department suffered a dislocated knee.

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