Official: 3 firefighters hurt in Dix Hills garage blaze

Three volunteer firefighters with the Dix Hills Fire Three volunteer firefighters with the Dix Hills Fire Department sustained minor injuries while battling a blaze in a detached garage at a home on Corsa Street in Dix Hills on Friday, July 11, 2014, fire officials said. About 50 firefighters battled the blaze, which was brought under control in about 30 minutes. Photo Credit: Steve Silverman

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Three volunteer firefighters are recovering after sustaining minor injuries Friday evening while battling a blaze in a detached garage at a home on Corsa Street in Dix Hills, officials said.

The fire was reported at about 5:10 p.m. in a garage several feet from the home, said William Stio, chief of the Dix Hills Fire Department.

Nearly 50 firefighters battled the blaze, which was brought under control in about 30 minutes. The lone occupant of the home was evacuated before firefighters arrived, Stio said.

One Dix Hills volunteer firefighter was taken to Huntington Hospital suffering from dehydration and exhaustion. He was treated and released Friday, Stio said.

Another firefighter was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital after sustaining second-degree burns to his cheek and hands. He was also treated and released Friday.

A third firefighter sustained a minor shoulder injury and was treated at the scene, Stio said.

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The garage was destroyed in the fire, but the home sustained only minor damage, Stio said.

Although the fire appears to be accidental, the Suffolk Police Arson Squad and Town of Huntington fire marshal will investigate the blaze, Stio said.

With Steve Silverman

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