Two firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries suffered fighting a blaze that engulfed an unoccupied house Thursday morning in Dix Hills, Suffolk County police and fire officials said. A witness said a dog also was rescued at the scene.
Officials said the fire at the home on Rustic Gate Lane was reported at about 9:25 a.m.
The caller reported "flames" on the roof of the home.
The street was shut down at about 9:30 a.m., and fire officials said reports from the scene were that the fire had been knocked down and was under control at about 10:10 a.m.
The two injured firefighters were transported to Huntington Hospital, fire officials said. Their injuries were described as "minor" -- though no additional details were available.
Police said arson investigators responded to the call.
The cause of the fire has not been determined.