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Long Island Nursing Home Resident Injured In Fire

Hospital Bed (credit: CBS 2)

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ISLAND PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Police said a resident of a Long Island nursing home suffered burns to his legs after a fire broke out in his room.

The man was taken to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

The fire started shortly before 3 a.m. Monday at the Bayview Nursing Home in Island Park. The building was briefly evacuated.

Three employees were treated at the scene. Six police officers were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation and released.

The fire is under investigation.

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