Oil truck fire shuts road, spurs evacuations, police say

Firefighters battle a blaze in a heating-oil truck
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Firefighters battle a blaze in a heating-oil truck Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, after it caught fire on Merrick Road near the St. Rose of Lima Parish church in Massapequa. The church and homes nearby were evacuated and part of Merrick Road was closed in both directions. (Credit: Kevin Madigan)

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Several homes and churches in Massapequa were evacuated and a portion of Merrick Road was shut down in both directions after a heating-oil truck caught fire near a Massapequa church, Nassau County police said.

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