Deadly Fire in Noyack, Southampton – Teleworld New York (47)

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  • The girls were staying at a home on Spring Lane in Noyack, Long Island with their parents, Lewis Wiener, 60, and Alisa Wiener, 52, and their 23-year-old brother, when the flames broke out at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police said.
  • According to the City of Southampton Police Department, the couple’s three children were sleeping upstairs, while their parents were sleeping downstairs at the time the fire broke out.
  • The parents and their son, Zachary, managed to escape the fire from a second-story window, police say, but the couple’s daughters, Jillian, 21, and Lindsay, 19, did not.

NEW YORK — Two sisters were killed when a massive fire engulfed a Southampton home that their family had apparently been renting for a summer vacation, authorities say.

The girls were staying at a home on Spring Lane in Noyack, Long Island with their parents, Lewis Wiener, 60, and Alisa Wiener, 52, and their 23-year-old brother, when the flames broke out at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police said.

According to the City of Southampton Police Department, the couple’s three children were sleeping upstairs, while their parents were sleeping downstairs at the time the fire broke out. The father reportedly woke up to the sound of breaking glass and warned the family to get out. When he and his wife escaped, they realized his children hadn’t and the father tried to get back into the house, but the flames were too intense for him to do so.

The couple’s son, Zachary, also managed to escape the fire from a second-story window, police say, but the couple’s daughters, Jillian, 21, and Lindsay, 19, did not.

Officers responded and found a house completely on fire. Fire crews from five communities eventually responded to extinguish the fire.

The two young women were found once the flames were extinguished. Both were taken to SUNY Southampton Hospital, undergoing CPR en route, but the sisters died of their injuries.

The parents and their son were taken to a hospital for treatment for injuries described as non-life threatening, Suffolk County police said.

Police say the family was renting the house for the summer and were originally from Potomac, Maryland.

Officials said an ongoing water emergency in the area did not affect the response. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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