Official: 2 firefighters hurt battling New Hyde Park blaze


Two firefighters were hurt while extinguishing a fire at a house on Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, according to fire officials, who said the cause of the kitchen fire is under investigation. Photo Credit: Lou Minutoli

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Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a kitchen fire in New Hyde Park that sent two firefighters to the hospital with minor injuries Friday morning.

The fire, reported at 7:12 a.m., damaged the kitchen and a bathroom at the home on Lakeville Road, Nassau County Assistant Chief Fire Marshal Michael F. Uttaro said.

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Officials said that volunteers from New Hyde Park, Garden City Park, Mineola, Manhasset-Lakeville and West Hempstead battled the fire. The two injured firefighters, both from New Hyde Park, had heat exhaustion, officials said.

They were taken to Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, where they were treated and released.

The cause of the fire is not considered suspicious, but rather "accidental."

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