By CBSNewYork Team

THORNWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A tragic fire on Thanksgiving morning took the life of a young firefighter in Westchester County.

Police said 26-year-old Sean Carroll died after flames broke out in the basement of his home in Thornwood.

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The incident happened just before 5 a.m., as Carroll was sleeping in the basement.

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Firefighters from his own fire department in Thornwood responded to the scene, but Carroll could not be saved.

However, firefighters did rescue two of his family members.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation.

CBSNewYork Team