Lawrence man seriously burned

Firefighters extinguish Auerbach Lane blaze


A 90-yeay-old man was severely burned at the apartments at 360 Central Ave. in Lawrence on Jan. 2, Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department officials said.

The man was airlifted by police helicopter from Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park to the burn center Nassau University Medical Center. He is considered in critical condition.

How the man was burned was unclear, but the morning incident is being investigated by Nassau County police.

Auerbach Lane fire

An Auerbach Lane house in Lawrence caught fire at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 3. The home’s occupants evacuated and no one was injured.

Lawrence-Cedarhurst, Hewlett, Inwood, Woodmere and Valley Stream firefighters fought the blaze for approximately an hour. The fire was located between floors of the two-story house, which made extinguishing it more difficult. The home’s basement and first floor suffered substantial damage and water damaged the second floor.

The Nassau County Fire Marshal will investigate the cause of the fire.