Apartment Fire Claims Life of New Hyde Park Man

One dead and two others sent to area hospitals in fire Thursday.

A fire claimed the life of a New Hyde Park resident Thursday morning at an apartment at 1217 Jericho Turnpike.

The fire broke out in a residential apartment above a bar at 5:03 a.m. according to the Nassau County Police Department. There were a total of 6 occupants in the apartment at the time.

Two male residents, ages 47 and 58, as well as a 46-year old female resident were evacuated with the help of the New Hyde Park Fire Department and were uninjured.

One 51-year old male victim was transported to North Shore-LIJ Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 6:47 a.m.

A second male, 58, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

A 52-year old male resident was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

The cause of the fire is still undetermined and has been deemed non-suspicious. And is being investigated.

Kevin Fitzgerald November 04, 2012 at 05:54 PM
I was informed yesterday that there are now two deaths from this fire, and know both of the people. Do you have any information as of yet where and when the wakes will be held ?
Kevin Fitzgerald November 05, 2012 at 05:54 PM
To all friends of Roy Gilmer his funeral arrangements are as follows: New Hyde Park Funeral Home 506 Lakeville Rd, Wednesday Nov 7th 2 - 430pm and 7-930pm. Interment of ashes at Long Island National Cemetery
Leonard Chapelle November 06, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Who was the other person that died?


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