Woman Found Dead In New York House Fire, Two Others Hurt. Police Say They Arrested A Homicide Suspect.

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Source: MEGA; Nassau County police

Oct. 3 2022, Published 1:03 p.m. ET

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A man faces a homicide charge after one person died and two people were hurt in a New York house fire, police said.

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Last week, police in Nassau County, New York, announced they arrested Daryle McClenic, 35, in connection to a Sept. 26 fire.

Around 6:30 a.m., police responded to a fire in Hempstead, New York. When they arrived, officers saw a house fully covered in flames. Police said it appeared the fire started in a second-floor bedroom.

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Fire crews put out the blaze and found a woman in the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Her name was not released.

A man was taken to the hospital with burns. A third victim had minor injuries from jumping out of a second-story window, police said.

Police arrested McClenic after the fire, but did not release a motive in the case. He was charged with criminally negligent homicide and second-degree possession of a weapon.


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