Nassau County police are investigating a fire that occurred early Wednesday at a Massapequa Park home, which claimed a man’s life, authorities said.
More than 100 firefighters rushed to the scene on Van Buren Street around 1:05 a.m. They battled the brutal blaze and flames were scene shooting through every window of the fully engulfed two-story home.
Initial calls to the Massapequa Fire Department indicated that a man was trapped inside and fire officials worked to knockout the blaze, but were unable to enter immediately enter the home and rescue the man, sources said. He was later discovered dead on the second floor of the home, police said.
Arson Squad detectives remain on scene Wednesday morning as details continue to emerge about the fire. Police said at this time the cause of the fire has not been officially determined, but investigators do not believe the fire to be considered suspicious.
Authorities said the man was the only person in the home at the time of the fire. He was pronounced dead around 2:50 a.m. by a Nassau County Advanced Medical Technician. The identity of the man has been withheld by police pending notification of the victim’s family, said police.