Nassau County police reported a house fire in Valley Stream on Fir Street Tuesday afternoon that led to a 102-year-old man being hospitalized for smoke inhalation.
Police and fire personnel were alerted to the blaze just before 4 p.m., and flames could reportedly be seen engulfing the entire second-floor of the house. Members of the Valley Stream, Lynbrook, Woodmere and Elmont fire departments were called to respond, and an ambulance with the Woodmere Fire Department rushed the 102-year-old resident to a nearby hospital.
Police said the Nassau County Fire Marshall and the Nassau County police arson and bomb squad are investigating.
-Compiled by Peter Belfiore