Nassau County

Elderly Man Dies in Long Island House Fire: Police

An elderly man died when his house went up in flames early Sunday, police said. 

The body of the 84-year-old Plainview homeowner was found by firefighters. His identity wasn't immediately released. 

Officers and a fire chief tried to enter the home on Roxton Road shortly after 2 a.m., but were overcome with smoke and had to turn back, the Nassau County police said. 

It took about 75 firefighters and 10 fire trucks to put out the fire. 

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