Hempstead house explosion injures 2
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A vacant Hempstead house exploded Wednesday, sending two people to the hospital with minor injuries and setting a house next door on fire, authorities said.
The cause of the 2:20 p.m. explosion at 180 Perry St. was being investigated Wednesday night, with county fire marshals focusing on the basement, Hempstead Fire Chief Scott Clark said from the scene.
"It looks like a bomb went off,"...