Mike Breen’s Long Island home completely destroyed by HUGE fire: NBA leading announcer and voice of the New York Knicks ‘lost all his possessions’, but no one was injured
- The Manhasset-Lakesville Fire Department extinguished the fire at 4:30 a.m. Sunday when no one was there House
- Firefighters were first alerted to the fire by Breen’s neighbors and house alarms located in the house
- No official cause has been released by officials, although ESPN has offered its support to Breen and his family
- “Mike is a beloved member of the ESPN family and he knows he has our full support in this excruciating circumstance. We know the damage is enormous and at the same time we are grateful that he and his family are safe,” an ESPN statement read.
- Breen, 61, has been ABC’s chief play-by-play announcer for the NBA Finals since 2006 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021
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Mike Breen’s Long Island home has been completely destroyed in a landmark fire, and the NBA’s chief play-by-play announcer and New York Knicks have “lost all his belongings.”
The Manhasset-Lakesville Fire Department shared on Instagram that its staff “got a fully involved house fire” after arriving at the scene at approximately 4:03 a.m. in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Breen, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last year, and his family were not supposed to be in the burning house, despite losing nearly all of their belongings.
Mike Breen’s childhood home, which he shares with his three children and wife, in Long Island has been destroyed by a massive fire
The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department responded to the blaze after being alerted by home alarms and nearby neighbors
Mike Breen, 61, has been the leading NBA play-by-play broadcaster on ABC/ESPN since 2006 and has also been an official member of the Naismith Hall of Fame since last year.
Sunday’s fire engulfed most of the Breen home as firefighters tried to put out the blaze in the garage
As the fire spread through the Breen property, we saw smoke and flames rising in an orange/red sky on Sunday.
Firefighters were first alerted by Breen’s neighbors and house alarms in the house. No cause related to the incident has been released as an investigation launched by local officials continues.
Numerous handlines, as well as two ladder pipes and a deck gun, were used to fight the fire. The @nassaufiremarshal responded with their drone to help locate hotspots,” Manhasset-Lakeville FD shared on social media.
Breen, 61 has been ABC’s chief play-by-play announcer for the NBA Finals since 2006 and was previously a game commentator for the New York Giants’ preseason games.
The fire caused the Breen family to lose almost all of their possessions before the start of the new NBA season
No members of the Breen family were injured in the massive fire, and it is believed no one was in the house during the blaze
The Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department used ladders and powerful water hoses to access various parts of the house
“Mike is a beloved member of the ESPN family and he knows he has our full support in this excruciating circumstance,” ESPN, ABC’s parent company, said in a statement.
“We know the damage is enormous, and at the same time we are grateful that he and his family are safe.”