Selden volunteer Richie Zdenek tells Newsday that he knew when he saw the fire address Sunday that his brother was often at that house.
Before he left home, he checked his brother's room, saying, "Please be in here." He wasn't.
Zdenek went and fought the fire. Then he saw an EMT treating an unconscious man. A friend gave him the terrible news.
Richie Zdenek says he's now "a wreck." But he's determined to go on fighting fires.