An early-morning fire gutted a private home in Patchogue Monday morning, but the occupants escaped without injury, officials said.

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The Arson Squad of the Suffolk County Police Department responded to the scene to conduct an investigation, but there appears to be no criminality involved, a police spokeswoman said.

The fire broke out about 2 a.m. in the two-story house on Dogwood Lane and was brought under control about an hour later.