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.READ MORE: Yonkers Officer In ICU After Jumping Over Banister During Confrontation With Gunman In Apartment Building
The incident happened just before 5 a.m., as Carroll was sleeping in the basement.READ MORE: 'A Tragic Loss Of Life:' Michelle Go Remembered As Selfless Volunteer After Deadly Subway Push In Times Square
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.MORE NEWS: Driver Charged After 15-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed By School Bus In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run
The cause of the fire is under investigation.