Long Island doctor has really bad day
WEST HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. ” An obstetrician saved his wife and six children from a fire that ravaged their home, delivered a baby while the house was still smoldering and then got cited with building violations.
Dr. Herman Weiss said Friday “was just my day.”
The 37-year-old awoke around 3 a.m. to the screech of a smoke detector and the sight of flames inching up an outside wall of his Long Island home. He got his family to safety, then was paged and went to a hospital to deliver an infant around 6 a.m.
The fire brought scrutiny from building inspectors, who cited the Weisses with a discrepancy in plumbing plans and living in the house without a certificate of occupancy. Weiss said the family had hired a lawyer to get one.
The family has been ordered to tear down the damaged house. Weiss said he hopes to rebuild in the same place.
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