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Fatal Fire Rips Through Jackson Avenue Home

Mineola woman reported to have perished in blaze.

A fire broke out on Jackson Avenue early Tuesday morning in Mineola, leaving one dead.

According to firefighters on scene, the blaze broke out in the rear of the building around 12:12 a.m. blasting out the windows of 167 Jackson Ave. Several fire departments responded to the call, including companies from Williston Park, Albertson, Garden City Park and Garden City in addition to . A total of 10 trucks and 85 personnel were on the scene.

The fire was put under control around 1:30 a.m., but not without cost. Firefighters entered the home and reportedly found a 71 year old woman on the first floor in the rear of the building laying in the hallway near the rear bedroom. Ambulances were seen racing from the scene but a fatality was confirmed at 1:22 a.m.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Jeanne Falabella January 29, 2011 at 05:36 PM
Props to the volunteers who come out in all hours, in all weather conditions, to fight these fires. It's very sad that a life was lost, but more could have perished if this fire had spread to other homes as it surely would have if it weren't for heroic efforts of our volunteer smoke-eaters. God bless them and keep them safe.
Robert Connolly February 02, 2011 at 04:47 PM
Thank you to all of the residents who support our department. The fire service is a passion which brings with it highs and lows. This tragedy is a reminder of the danger our firefighters face in our duties. We will continue to strive for the best training, the latest equipment but ultimately ithe success of our endeavors relies upon the dedicated men and women of your community who answer the call to "drop everything and respond!". Robert Connolly, Chief of department.

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