Teen Boy Killed, Sister Injured in LI Fire
Updated at 7:15 AM EDT on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010
Police on Long Island are investigating a fire that killed a 17-year-old boy and critically injured his 16-year-old sister.
Suffolk County police say they responded to the fire on Spur Drive North in North Bay Shore at 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Smoke and fire was rising from the rear of the house. Neighbors told firefighters that the house was occupied.
Firefighters found Luis Zayas and Angela Alvarez unconscious in a ground floor bathroom. They were taken to a hospital where Zayas was pronounced dead.
Alvarez was listed in critical condition suffering from smoke inhalation and burns.
Authorities say the children's mother, Zulma Zayas, escaped uninjured through a bedroom window.
Published at 6:52 AM EDT on Nov 16, 2010
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