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Police: Young Firefighter Dies In Fire In His Own Westchester County Home

THORNWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- A tragic fire on Thanksgiving morning took the life of a young firefighter in Westchester County.

Police said 26-year-old Sean Carroll died after flames broke out in the basement of his home in Thornwood.

The incident happened just before 5 a.m., as Carroll was sleeping in the basement.

Firefighters from his own fire department in Thornwood responded to the scene, but Carroll could not be saved.

However, firefighters did rescue two of his family members.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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