Man in wheelchair escapes Brewster fire

Fire officials say they were called to Shore Drive and found the man outside -- a safe distance away from his home.

News 12 Staff

Aug 12, 2022, 10:06 AM

Updated 653 days ago

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A man in a wheelchair luckily escaped a blaze in his home on Brewster on Wednesday.
Fire officials say they were called to Shore Drive and found the man outside -- a safe distance away from his home.
Firefighters not only battled the heat, but also a lack of fire hydrants in the area so water had to be pumped from a nearby lake.
They took a line in the front door but were eventually forced out when the roof collapsed.
After four and a half hours -- it was all clear.
Luckily no one was hurt, but some firefighters suffered heat exhaustion.
There has been no word yet on what caused the fire.


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