New Hyde Park (US), Dec 31 (AP) Authorities say a 68-year-old woman and her 4-year-old granddaughter have died following a house fire on Long Island. Also Read - Trump Skips G20 Summit on Pandemic Preparedness, Later Spotted at His Golf Course: Report
WABC-TV reports that both victims succumbed to their injuries Sunday after being found unconscious inside the burning home. They were carried out by firefighters. Also Read - Won’t Let Rigged Election Steal Our Country: Trump Takes U-turn After Acknowledging Biden’s Victory
The fire started around 3 a.m. at a two-story house in New Hyde Park. More than 200 firefighters responded to the home, which was fully engulfed in flames. Also Read - US Election 2020 Results: Biden Leads in Pennsylvania, Votes in Georgia to be Recounted
A 10-year-old boy was injured but escaped the blaze by jumping from a window of the home. New Hyde Park Fire Chief Brian Sherwood told Newsday he landed on a car below.
The boy was listed in stable condition late Sunday.
Nassau County police confirmed two people died in the fire but did not identify the victims. Two other people in the house were uninjured.
Police said the fire was not suspicious. Its cause remains under investigation. (AP) CPS 12310957
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