Cherry Grove fire leaves 1 hurt, officials say

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An early morning fire Monday destroyed a house in Cherry Grove, forcing one resident to jump out a second-story window, Suffolk authorities said.

Volunteers from 10 Suffolk fire departments battled the 2:14 a.m. blaze at a home on Bayview Walk, between Duryea Walk and Doctor's Path on the Great South Bay side of Fire Island, fire officials said.

The resident was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore to be treated for injuries that were not life threatening, Suffolk police said. His name was not released.

Officials did not know how many people were in the home at the time of the fire.

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Arson detectives and the Brookhaven Town fire marshal's office investigated the fire.

The blaze did not appear to be suspicious, but may have been caused by electrical problems, police said.

Police said the adjoining houses on either side of the burned home also suffered minor damage.

Firefighters from Cherry Grove, Point O' Woods, Ocean Bay Park, Ocean Beach, Davis Park, Fire Island Pines, Fair Harbor, Sayville, West Islip and Bayport all responded, as did crews from Sayville Ambulance. Suffolk police Marine Bureau crews also responded.

With Ellen Yan

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