Firefighters respond to Ridge condo blaze

A fire that broke out Thursday in a Ridge condominium complex has been deemed accidental, Suffolk County's arson/bomb squad said.

Firefighters from at least five departments battled a blaze at Leisure Village, a 55-and-over community at 258 Newcastle Ct., with one man injured, a police spokeswoman said.

The fire was reported at 9:33 a.m., she said, and an arson/bomb squad investigation determined that it started in a stove in one of the condo units and was accidental.


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She had no details about the fire, other than the man's injury was smoke inhalation.

He was taken to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson, she said.

A phone call to the Ridge Fire Department was not immediately returned.

Fire officials said volunteers from Middle Island, Rocky Point, Wading River and crews from Manorville ambulance also responded.

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