A 65-year-old man confined to a wheelchair was trapped in a house fire on Long Island early Friday and died, authorities said.
The man, whose name was not released, was found dead just after 2 a.m. in the front bedroom of a ranch home that was “heavily involved in fire and smoke,” according to the Bethpage Fire Department.
A fire official said, “a wheelchair was found nearby.”
Photos from the scene show the one-and-a-half story home engulfed in flames with plumes of smoke billowing from the roof.
One firefighter was treated for dehydration, officials said.
It was not immediately known what started the blaze, which was under control in under 30 minutes.
The Nassau County Fire Marshals and police are investigating the blaze.
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