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Firefighters on the scene of a car fire (Credit: Lou Minutoli)

Firefighters on the scene of a car fire on Lakeside Drive at Hempstead Lake State Park early Thursday morning. (Dec. 13, 2012)

LI fires from 2012

Long Island fires from 2012.

A house on Oak Street in Amityville was
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

A house on Oak Street in Amityville was heavily damaged Saturday night when a fire spread from the first floor to upper floors as firefighters from three departments battled the blaze in high winds. Firefighters from departments in Amityville, North Amityville and Copiague arrived at the house about 11 p.m. and fought the blaze in below freezing temperatures for about 2 hours. There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire. (Dec. 29, 2012)

The Patchogue Fire Deptartment responded to a fire
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

The Patchogue Fire Deptartment responded to a fire that damaged a number of units at the "Northwood Village Apartments" off Montauk Highway in Patchogue. The Patchogue FD was assisted by the Blue Point and Hagerman fire departments as well as Patchogue Ambulance. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (Dec. 28, 2012)

A two-car garage at a house located on
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

A two-car garage at a house located on Oak Street in Copiague that Suffolk police said was converted into living space went up in flames around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.There were two beds inside the garage but no one was sleeping in the beds at the time, police said. The cause under investigation but police said it does not appear to be suspicious. The Copaigure Fire Department responded, and the Lindenhurst Fire Department assisted at the scene. (dec. 25, 2012)

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Copiague Fire Department battles fire on Baylawn Ave.
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

Copiague Fire Department battles fire on Baylawn Ave. at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The fire was through the roof when firefighters arrived and was wind driven through the house. It took about an hour to bring the fire under control with no reported injuries. The house was unoccupied at the time according to reports at the scene. (Dec. 22, 2012)

Firefighters battled a blaze early Tuesday in a
(Credit: Lou Minutoli)

Firefighters battled a blaze early Tuesday in a vacant house on Grove Street in Hempstead Village. The fire broke out shortly after 8 a.m. No injuries were reported. (Dec. 18, 2012)

Firefighters battle a car fire late Sunday in
(Credit: Lou Minutoli)

Firefighters battle a car fire late Sunday in a parking lot off Fulton Avenue in Hempstead Village. (Dec. 16, 2018)

West Babylon firefighters responded to Birs Avenue in
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

West Babylon firefighters responded to Birs Avenue in North Lindenhurst early Monday to find a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. The 3 a.m. fire was extinguished in about 40 minutes. No injuries were reported. (Dec. 17, 2012)

Medford firefighters work early Sunday to control a
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

Medford firefighters work early Sunday to control a blaze in a Ford sport utility vehicle and a 30-foot camper trailer. When firefighters arrives about 5 a.m. at Rosedale Avenue, the vehicles were in flames. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brookhaven Town fire marshal. No injuries were reported. (Dec. 16, 2012)

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Medford firefighters work early Sunday to control a
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

Medford firefighters work early Sunday to control a blaze in a Ford sport utility vehicle and a 30-foot camper trailer. When firefighters arrives about 5 a.m. at Rosedale Avenue, the vehicles were in flames. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Brookhaven Town fire marshal. No injuries were reported. (Dec. 16, 2012)

Firefighters on the scene of a car fire
(Credit: Lou Minutoli)

Firefighters on the scene of a car fire on Lakeside Drive at Hempstead Lake State Park early Thursday morning. (Dec. 13, 2012)

The Long Beach Fire Department, along with the
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

The Long Beach Fire Department, along with the Inwood, Island Park, Oceanside, Point Lookout and Rockville Centre departments, responds to a fire early Monday morning at the Long Beach Knights of Columbus, which was being used as a relief and distribution center following superstorm Sandy. The building was destroyed and the fire is under investigation. (Dec. 10, 2012)

The Massapequa Fire Department, along with the South
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

The Massapequa Fire Department, along with the South Farmingdale Fire Department, early Saturday responded to a house fire on Sunset Boulevard. Firefighters arrived at 12:35 a.m. and bought the fire under control in about 30 minutes but the house suffered significant damage. Two family pets, a dog and a cat, were killed and a firefighter and a civilian were taken to a hospital for evaluation. (Dec. 8, 2013)

At least two apartments were destroyed and several
(Credit: Christopher Sabella)

At least two apartments were destroyed and several others damaged in an early morning fire Tuesday in Ronkonkoma. The fire was at the Knob Hill Apartments off Richmond Avenue and Nichols Road in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 4, 2012)

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Firefighters rescued a cat from a fire early
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

Firefighters rescued a cat from a fire early Tuesday in Ronkonkoma. At least two apartments were destroyed and several others damaged at the Knob Hill Apartments off Richmond Avenue and Nichols Road in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 4, 2012)

At least two apartments were destroyed and several
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

At least two apartments were destroyed and several others damaged in an early morning fire Tuesday in Ronkonkoma. The fire was at the Knob Hill Apartments off Richmond Avenue and Nichols Road in Ronkonkoma. (Dec. 4, 2012)

Medford, NY - Medford FD and three other
(Credit: Christopher Sabella)

Medford, NY - Medford FD and three other departments responded for a house fire at 110 Maple St. in Medford. Firefighters were met with heavy smoke and fire upon arrival and were told of two dogs within. The dogs were located and treated by Suffolk County Police Department 5th pct and Medford ambulance personnel who used oxygen but were unable to be revive the animals. The fire is under investigation, there were no other reported injures. (Nov 28,2012)

Medford, NY - Medford FD and three other
(Credit: Christopher Sabella)

Medford, NY - Medford FD and three other departments responded for a house fire at 110 Maple St. in Medford. Firefighters were met with heavy smoke and fire upon arrival and were told of two dogs within. The dogs were located and treated by Suffolk County Police Department 5th pct and Medford ambulance personnel who used oxygen but were unable to be revive the animals. The fire is under investigation, there were no other reported injures. (Nov 28,2012)

A pickup truck burst into flames on Goldenrod
(Credit: Lou Minutoli)

A pickup truck burst into flames on Goldenrod Avenue in Franklin Square early Monday afternoon. Firefighters were on the scene quickly to extinguish the blaze and there were no injuries reported. (Nov.26, 2012)

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The Hicksville Fire Department was called to a
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

The Hicksville Fire Department was called to a reported building fire at the intersection of Old Country Road and Newbridge Road. (Nov. 25, 2012)

Woodbury, NY - Multiple Fire Departments battled a
(Credit: Kevin Imm)

Woodbury, NY - Multiple Fire Departments battled a fully involved house fire on

Woodbury, NY - Multiple Fire Departments battled a
(Credit: Kevin Imm)

Woodbury, NY - Multiple Fire Departments battled a fully involved house fire on

Hicksville, NY - The Hicksville Fire Department was
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

Hicksville, NY - The Hicksville Fire Department was called to a reported building fire at the intersection of Old Country Road and Newbridge Road. When units arrived they had a fullyl involved fire at the BP Gas Station with several cars inside the auto body shop on fire as well. Firefighters from approximately six departments responded to the scene to battle the fire which was brought under control in about an hour. There were several serious injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Seaford firefighters responded just before 6:00 a.m. Friday
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

Seaford firefighters responded just before 6:00 a.m. Friday to the CVS Pharmacy at Merrick Road and Seamans Neck Road for a reported vehicle fire. Firefighters arrived to find a Dodge Durango engulfed in flames in the parking lot. The fire was extinguished in about 20 minutes with no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation. (Nov. 23, 2012)

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Copiague firefighters battle a blaze early Monday in
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

Copiague firefighters battle a blaze early Monday in a vehicle on Manor Lane in Copiague. The Chevy Tahoe sport utility vehicle reportedly had a full tank of gas when it burst into flames around 3 a.m. No injuries were reported. (Nov. 19, 2012)

Firefighters battle a blaze Sunday afternoon on Sunset
(Credit: Chris Sabella)

Firefighters battle a blaze Sunday afternoon on Sunset Avenue in Selden. The Selden Fire Department responded to the fire about 2:30 p.m. There were no injuries reported, but the house appeared to have substantial damage. The Farmingville Fire Department assisted. (Nov. 18,2012)

Firefighters work a smoky blaze Sunday afternoon on
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

Firefighters work a smoky blaze Sunday afternoon on Sunset Avenue in Selden. The Selden Fire Department responded to the fire about 2:30 p.m. There were no injuries reported, but the house appeared to have substantial damage. The Farmingville Fire Department assisted. (Nov. 18,2012)

An apparent electrical short sparked a late-night fire
(Credit: Bill Kelly)

An apparent electrical short sparked a late-night fire in an Oceanside home already damaged and unoccupied due to superstorm Sandy, a local fire official said. (Nov. 14, 2012)

The Medford Fire Department responded to this house
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

The Medford Fire Department responded to this house fire early Saturdaymorning. The home located at the corner of Kane Avenue and Express Drive North in Medford was heavily involved in fire upon the arrival of the fire department. (October 27, 2012)

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Bellmore, NY - Firefighters battle a fire at
(Credit: Bill Kelly)

Bellmore, NY - Firefighters battle a fire at the scene 3142 Shore Road in Bellmore where a woman was rescued from the house and taken to an area hospital. The cause of the fire was under investigation. (Nov. 12, 2012)

Bellmore, NY - A 93 year-old woman is
(Credit: Bill Kelly)

Bellmore, NY - A 93 year-old woman is rushed to a waiting ambulance after she was rescued from her burning home on 3142 Shore Road in Bellmore Monday morning.. The cause of the fire is under investigation. (Nov. 12, 2012)

Firefighters at the scene on Shore Road in
(Credit: Bill Kelly)

Firefighters at the scene on Shore Road in Bellmore where a woman was rescued from the house and taken to a hospital. The cause of the fire was under investigation. (Nov. 12, 2012)

Firefighters spray down a box truck Saturday after
(Credit: Kevin Imm)

Firefighters spray down a box truck Saturday after it caught fire while carrying fuel oil in 55 gallon drums on Jordan Lane in Hicksville. Firefighters also had to take care of the fuel oil that spilled and ran down the street for several blocks, contaminating storm drains, cars and the roadway. (Nov. 10, 2012)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano Thursday announced the
(Credit: Lou Minutoli)

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano Thursday announced the third annual RecruitNY program for volunteer firefighters and medical technicians. (Nov. 10, 2012)

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The Holbrook Fire Department responded to a structure
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

The Holbrook Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Bloomin Haus Nursery on Waverly Avenue in Holbrook late Wednesday afternoon. Firefighters had the blaze under control in under an hour. (November 7, 2012)

Firefighters battle a blaze early Tuesday on a
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

Firefighters battle a blaze early Tuesday on a boat in a Babylon canal. The fire in the boat behind a Robbins Avenue house brought firefighters to the scene about 3 a.m. The blaze was out after about 40 minutes, but the 38-foot boat sank in the canal and the house near it had melted siding. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Suffolk County police arson investigators. (Nov. 6, 2012)

Suffolk County police said a woman was taken

Suffolk County police said a woman was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital early Monday morning with unspecified injuries after being rescued from a fire on Elder Drive in Commack. The Commack Fire Department fought the blaze, which was reported about 4:45 a.m. The department was assisted by departments from Kings Park and Hauppauge.

North Massapequa, NY - The North Massapequa Fire
(Credit: Kevin Imm)

North Massapequa, NY - The North Massapequa Fire Department fights a house fire early Sunday on North Nassau Avenue. The effort was aided by departments from Massapequa and Seaford. No injuries were reported.

The North Massapequa Fire Department fights a house
(Credit: Lauren Foschino)

The North Massapequa Fire Department fights a house fire early Sunday on North Nassau Avenue. The effort was aided by departments from Massapequa and Seaford. No injuries were reported.

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Firefighters respond to a working fire at the
(Credit: Dave Rubin)

Firefighters respond to a working fire at the J & C 68 Asian Cuisine restaurant on Portion Rd near Blue Point Rd in Farmingville on Friday night. Firefighters from Farmingville and Holtsville fought the blaze for about 45 minutes before bringing it under control. No injuries were reported. (Nov. 2, 2012)

Firefighters respond to a working fire at the
(Credit: Christopher Sabella)

Firefighters respond to a working fire at the J & C 68 Asian Cuisine restaurant on Horseblock Rd near Blue Point Rd in Farmingville on Friday night. Firefighters from Farmingville and Holtsville fought the blaze for about 45 minutes before bringing it under control. No injuries were reported. (Nov. 2, 2012)

Firefighters battled a blaze at a large two-story
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

Firefighters battled a blaze at a large two-story house on Locust Avenue in Amityville early Friday morning. The home was destroyed and the cause is under the investigation. (Nov. 2, 2012)

Firefighters respond to an early morning fire on
(Credit: Lou Minutoli)

Firefighters respond to an early morning fire on Jericho Turnpike in New Hyde Park. One man, a tenant in the apartments over the Angry Gnome Pub, was killed and two others were injured. (Nov. 1, 2012)

North Amityville, NY - The North Amityville Fire
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

North Amityville, NY - The North Amityville Fire Company was called to a Floral Drive home for a car fire in the driveway. Upon arrival the fire department found a BMW sedan fully involved next to the house which was extinguished in about 15 minutes. The fire is considered suspicious and the Suffolk County Arson Squad was requested to the scene to investigate. (October 22, 2012 )

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October 22, 2012; Yaphank, NY: Firefighters battle a
(Credit: James Carbone)

October 22, 2012; Yaphank, NY: Firefighters battle a house fire at 80 Horseblock Road in Yaphank that originally started in vehicle, above, and spread to the home around 4:20 p.m. No injuries were reported, and the fire was brought under control within 30 minutes.

The West Sayville Fire Department responds to an
(Credit: Robert Garofalo)

The West Sayville Fire Department responds to an Oakdale house fire about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The house on Locust Avenue just south of Sunrise Highway was vacant. There were no injuries reported. The West Sayville firefighters were assisted by the Sayville and Bohemia fire departments as well as Sayville Community Ambulance. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. (Oct. 21, 2012)

The South Farmingdale Fire Department responded to a
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

The South Farmingdale Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on Frank Avenue Friday evening. Firefighters arrived to find fire in the basement of the home as well as coming from the electrical meter on the house. Although the fire was brought under control quickly the house suffered moderate damage. While searching the home firefighters found and rescued several dogs, all of which seemed to be uninjured. The Farmingdale and Massapequa Fire Departments and the East Farmingdale Fire Company assisted at the scene. There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation. (October 19, 2012)

The Wyandanch Fire Co. was dispatched to South
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

The Wyandanch Fire Co. was dispatched to South 25th Street in Wyandanch early Thursday morning and the Suffolk County's Arson Squad is investigating how three cars caught fire, police said. (Oct. 18, 2012)

The Wantagh Fire Department responds to a house
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

The Wantagh Fire Department responds to a house fire near North Jerusalem Road and Oakfield Avenue in Wantagh Monday morning. James Hickman, a division supervisor for the county Fire Marshal's office, said the cause of the fire is under investigation. (Oct. 15, 2012)

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Bay Shore firefighters responded and extinguished a car
(Credit: Paul Mazza)

Bay Shore firefighters responded and extinguished a car fire in the driveway of a First Avenue home at about 5 a.m. Friday. A Chevy Lumina was destroyed and the house it was parked near suffered minor damage. The cause of the fire is unknown. (Oct. 12, 2012)

Firefighters respond to the scene of a house
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Firefighters respond to the scene of a house fire at 130 Ellsworth on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in Mineola, New York. (Photo by Howard Schnapp)

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