Pre-arrival video from a Long Island house fire

Pre-arrival video (above) shot by Andrew Poliakoff at a house fire yesterday (Friday) afternoon on Fern Drive West in Jericho, New York (Nassau County on Long Island). One woman suffered critical injuries.

Joan Gralla, Newsday:

The woman, 23, was in critical condition after being taken to a hospital to be treated for internal burns and smoke inhalation, police said.

Flames swept through the house on Fern Drive West at about 1:46 p.m. The entire front of the house was already burning out of control, the smoke visible for miles, when the first responders arrived and met three adults who had escaped the blaze on their own, said Jericho Fire Chief John Lottes, the scene commander.

Part of the house collapsed and the fire took almost five hours to be placed under control, he said.

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