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Must see video: Police make rescues at Long Island building fire

The video below is from a fire with residents trapped at apartments above stores in West Hempstead, New York (Nassau County on Long Island). According to news coverage the fire started around 10:44 a.m. on Friday in the basement of a furniture store. There appears to be slightly different accounts of the rescues in what you will read below.

Jo Napolitano, Newsday:

“There was a lot to do when we got there,” (West Hempstead Fire Chief Peter) Lilli said. “There was heavy fire and smoke coming from the furniture store and adjacent stores. People were hanging out of the windows.”

Lilli said two officers from the Nassau County Police Department rescued one resident using a ladder, and three firefighters used a ladder to rescue a second person trapped in an apartment above the furniture store.

Nassau County police officers engage in heroic fire rescue. Thinking on their feet, fifth precinct police officers James…

Posted by Nassau County PBA on Sunday, January 10, 2016

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