NASSAU COUNTY — Long Island officials gathered Wednesday to demonstrate fire safety techniques in the wake of a deadly and devastating Bronx fire.
Sunday’s blaze left 17 dead. It was started by a malfunctioning space heater. The fire and smoke spread as a door was left open.
Officials hope to use the tragedy to teach fire safety.
Wednesday’s lesson at the Nassau County Fire Academy demonstrated how quickly a fire from a misused space heater can engulf a room.