Cops: Fire destroys Centereach home

Firefighters from Centereach, Farmingville, Selden and Ronkonkoma battled

Firefighters from Centereach, Farmingville, Selden and Ronkonkoma battled a blaze at a Centereach home, which police said destroyed the house. Six occupants in the home, including two children, escaped without major injuries, they said. (Sept. 24, 2013) (Credit: Stringer News Service)

Volunteers from four fire departments in Suffolk County couldn't save a Centereach home from a fully engulfed blaze Monday night, but six occupants in the house, including two children, escaped without major injuries.

Police and fire officials said the blaze was reported in a 911 call at 11:36 p.m. Police said four adults and two children were in the home on Sunset Drive, and managed to escape without injury -- but said one adult later sustained an arm injury while banging on a window to warn the others.

That man was taken to a hospital for treatment of the arm injury, police said. His condition was not immediately known.


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Firefighters from Centereach, Farmingville, Selden and Ronkonkoma battled the blaze, which police said destroyed the home. Police said the Brookhaven fire marshal determined the fire began in the basement -- and said it "appears to be accidental."

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