A woman is in extremely critical condition in the burn center of the Nassau University Medical Center after firefighters removed her from the second story of a Levittown home that caught fire Monday afternoon.
According to the Nassau County Police Arson/Bomb Squad, a female resident of 67 Bobolink La. heard a smoke detector sounding and observed smoke coming from the upstairs living area. After unsuccessfully attempting to enter the locked bedroom of a fellow resident, she exited the house and called 911.
According to Levittown Fire Department Second Deputy Chief Chris Behrens, a call came through for smoke in a house at 67 Bobolink Lane at 2:09 p.m. Members from the Levittown, East Meadow, Wantagh and North Bellmore Fire Departments responded to the call and found smoke on the first floor of the home when they arrived.
A neighbor and two firemen removed the 42-year-old female victim from the second story of the home, who was transported to the hospital, according to Behrens and police. A police release said the victim suffered serious burns to her body, and a NUMC spokesperson confirmed that the subject was in the burn center. As of 11 a.m. Tuesday, the woman remains in extremely critical condition in the burn center.
According to Behrens, soon after the victim's removal, fire on the second story of the home blew out the front window of the home and caused heavy black smoke. The firefighters were quickly able to put out the fire, which was out by approximately 2:40 p.m.
Several other civilians and firefighters were treated by emergency crews at the scene. Bobolink Lane was closed to outside traffic at Redwing Lane.