A 95-year-old man died and an 86-year-old woman was critically wounded in an Albertson house fire on Tuesday morning, Nassau County police said.

Officers found the house fully engulfed in flames when they responded to a 911 reporting the blaze on Park Lane Drive, entered through the front door and pulled both victims out at 10:40 a.m., police said.

The woman was found unconscious on the floor first and then the man was found 6 feet inside, police said.

Both victims were taken to local hospitals, where the man was pronounced dead and the woman is listed in critical condition. Their identities were not immediately released.

Albertson, Williston Park, East Williston and Mineola firefighters responded to the scene with 100 firefighters and 20 pieces of apparatus to extinguish the flames.

Arson/Bomb detectives found no criminality involved.


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