Fire Injures Five New York Firefighters, One With Severe Burns

Five firefighters are recovering from injuries Thursday after battling a ferocious house fire in Huntington Station. One of the firefighters was hospitalized with severe burns.

The blaze broke out Wednesday at 205 Fourth Avenue in Huntington Station. Eight surrounding fire departments wrestled with the fiercely hot and stubborn blaze, which fire officials said began around 3 p.m.

One firefighter suffered second degree burns and had to be airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital. He is reported in stable condition.

Four other firefighters were transported to Huntington Hospital. Three were treated and released, but one was admitted for observation due to chest pains.

A fire investigator said a faulty, multi-outlet power strip caused the blaze.