Residents escape fire; firefighter injured

Two people escaped a house fire in Oakdale Tuesday night and a firefighter was treated at the scene for minor injuries, Suffolk County police said. Videojournalist: Robert Garofalo (March 20, 2013)

Two residents escaped a fire Tuesday night that caused significant damage to a house in Oakdale, Suffolk County police said. A firefighter was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The fire at the home at the corner of Cloverdale Drive and Sycamore Avenue was reported at 9:12 p.m., police said.

Police did not identify the residents, but said they were not injured in the blaze.


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Firefighters from Sayville, Bohemia, East Islip and Bayport battled the fire. A crew from Sayville Community Ambulance also was on the scene.

Police said the cause of the fire was ruled accidental, but did not identify that cause.

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